Make a Will

Where there’s a Will, there’s a way

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This week is all about Wills. National Wills Week (26-30 October) is in full swing and if you don’t already have a Will, now is the perfect time to get this important task sorted out. Because, during Wills Week you can have a valid, high-quality will drafted by a professional attorney absolutely FREE of charge! Click this link for participating attorneys in your area, and make an appointment now. But I don’t have anything of value to leave Many people think they don’t need a Will because they’re not wealthy. […]
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Burger and Games Night

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Tafta Park residents enjoyed a game of Charades after building their own burgers at Oldfield Service Centre! Creative and Culinary skills were on full display. Elders showed off their abilities by performing their charade clues and building the most delicious and gourmet burgers. What a treat! Click here to see more photos.
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An in-house Carnival!

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A kaleidoscope of colour and fun frenzy broke out at Anna Conradie Service Centre recently. Tafta Lodge residents and staff dressed in their best costumes for their in-house Carnival. The hall was transformed into a magical space with beautiful decor, delectable food and vibrant outfits. What an awesome way to celebrate the Month of Older Persons! Well done to the ACSC team. Click here to see more photos from the Carnival!
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Ready, Set, Cook!

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Tafta on Ridge recently held an Old School Cook-Off. On the menu were delicious tarts, desserts, savouries and various dishes. Staff and residents enjoyed being in the fresh air and tasting all the goodies on offer. A safe way to enjoy each others company and socialize. Well done to all who organized this awesome and innovative event! Click here to see more photos from the day.
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Funeral Insurance

If you think the cost of living is high, consider the cost of dying!

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Did you know that a simple, basic funeral costs around R10 000? And this can easily escalate to R50 000 or more depending on the choice of coffin, headstone, burial plot and flowers. Not to mention the undertaker’s fees to transport, store and prepare the body, a religious service or ceremony, venue hire and food and transport for the mourners. Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa’s funeral cost a full R3 million! No wonder funeral cover is the most popular insurance product in South Africa. Taking out a […]
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Unique Visitor Pod unveiled

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Today we unveiled a unique visitor pod that allows families to reunite with their older relatives in a new, safe space. The visitation pod, which was designed and co-sponsored by Ayoba Board and Accessories to our specifications, is perfect for two family members at a time to visit with elders in a separate space from the retirement home. According to Ayoba CEO, Shaun Mohanlall, the design went through various tests to ensure the space allowed for proper ventilation: “When Tafta contacted us, we were very much up for the challenge. […]
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Fire at John Conradie House

Fire causes extensive damage at John Conradie House

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The fire that broke out at John Conradie House on Saturday has caused extensive damage to the second floor of the building. Indications are that the fire was started as a result of negligence by a resident. The 74-year old occupant of the room suffered minor burns and was treated on the scene before being transported to Addington hospital. She is now in isolation at JCH as a precaution against possible Covid-19 infection. Three other residents were also taken to Addington hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and discharged. […]
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Old school movie night

Tafta’s Old-School Drive-In Movie Night is Back!

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We are excited to announce that our Old School Drive-In Movie night, a safe and socially distanced event for the whole family, is back to kick off the Third term school holidays on Saturday, 24 October 2020 at a brand new location: The Harlequins Sports Bar on the Bluff, south of Durban. The event, which has become a favourite amongst Tafta supporters, is now in its second year and is the perfect end to the organisation’s month of festivities to commemorate the Month of Older Persons. “We launched the month […]
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Peter Ellis stroke journey

Stroke and suicide – a personal note

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Guest blog by Peter Ellis Peter was in his fifties when he had a massive, dense and complex stroke on 26 March 2018. Although he lives in Norfolk in Britain, his experiences as a stroke patient will resonate with others worldwide. He writes:   As you approach this blog I want to assure you, the reader, that I am in a good place despite what I am writing about. But I want to be honest and true to myself. What a tricky subject! Suicide is often unspoken about and difficult. […]
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Message from Femada Shamam

Tafta commemorates International day of Older persons

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  The Association for the Aged (Tafta) will commemorate the United Nation’s International Day of Older persons (UNIDOP) on 1 October 2020, with the launch of a month of activities embracing this year’s United Nations theme of “Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing?”. “With this year redefining the way we commemorate the contribution made by Older people because of social distancing measures imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, we will not host any inter-home events, but rather focus on embracing the theme through its objectives of raising […]
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