vaccination roll-out at Tafta on Ridge

Vaccination roll-out begins

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Wednesday 19 May was the long awaited moment when the Department of Health came to Tafta on Ridge to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to our elders. This marked a historic moment in our fight against the disease, and offered an encouraging glimpse into a future where the threat is over and life can return to normal. Elders at the home were eager and relieved to get their vaccinations, together with the assurance that even if they do get the disease, symptoms are likely to be mild and the chances of […]
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nutrition for over 60s

Healthy nutrition for the over 60s

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Even those who have eaten healthily all their lives will find their dietary needs change as they advance into their 60s and beyond. We may not feel like we are ‘slowing down’, but our bodies definitely are! Being less active, losing muscle mass and the ageing process itself all contribute to slowing down our metabolism. Weight gain Which means that if our diet doesn’t change, we’re going to start gaining weight. Being overweight puts additional pressure on hearts and lungs, leading to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, certain […]
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SASSA Old Age Grant

Do you qualify for a state pension?

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The Older Person’s Grant – also known as the state old-age pension – is intended to help people who have reached retirement age, have stopped working, and who are struggling financially. If you are over 60 but still enjoy a regular source of income – from investments, rentals or a private pension – or you own assets over a certain amount, you will not be able to claim a pension from the state. How much could I get? If you qualify, you will receive monthly payments at the current level. […]
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