Wisdom with age

Knowledge comes from learning – wisdom comes from living

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On October 1, we celebrate the International Day of Older Persons. Although not as well known as Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Women’s Day or Youth Day, we should never overlook or downplay the contribution of older people in our society. Why? They’ve lived longer Well, the obvious reason is that they’ve lived a lot longer, so they have more experience of life. While that doesn’t automatically make them wiser, scientific tests have proved that older people are often more patient and have a deeper understanding of, and empathy for, others. […]
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Heritage Day at Tafta

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Tafta staff celebrated National Heritage Day on Wednesday 23 September by embracing all cultures in South Africa with a Heritage Day Dress Up. Loads of fun was had by all! Click here to see the photos.
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Coronavirus Update

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We now have a total of 69 Covid-19 positive cases. Since we last communicated, we have just one active case of infection in elders, with a further 38 having recovered, and five deaths, as previously reported. Of the 25 staff cases recorded to date, 23 have recovered. For Tafta elders and staff alike, it has been a long 6 months as infection entered our homes and sadly, claimed the lives of five elders.  Their loss must remain a reminder to us all that while we are seeing a drastic reduction […]
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Hidden health benefits of fresh flowers

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When a friend loses a loved one, one of the first things you might do is send a bouquet of flowers to let them know you are thinking of them during this sad and difficult time. A beautiful bouquet of someone’s favorite flowers, or a surprise home-delivered arrangement, often says more than a card or message could ever do. But these beautiful bouquets don’t just bring pleasant sights and smells to a person’s life on a difficult day. Flowers have been scientifically proven to have a positive impact on happiness […]
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