Wicus Jacobs

2020/21 Annual General Meeting

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Tafta’s AGM took place on Thursday 28 October at Tafta on Ridge with all Covid-19 protocols observed. Chairman of the Board, Mr Wicus Jacobs delivered his report for the financial year 2020/21, as did CEO Femada Shamam. Click here for CEO’s message. Please click here to read the Annual Report.
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Femada Shamam, Chief Executive Officer of Tafta

Tafta calls on local governments to prioritize the elderly

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Ahead of the municipal elections set to take place on 1 November 2021, Tafta is calling on local government bodies to prioritize the elderly. With our month-long commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons drawing to a close just as the elections begin, Tafta has highlighted the need to promote active ageing and improve service delivery to the aged. Global growth of older populations On a global scale, the population of older people is growing, with the global average of life expectancy forecast in 2019 as 72,6 […]
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exercise for the over 60s

Healthy Exercise for the over 60s

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While some elders continue to run marathons and play tennis well into their 70s and even 80s, most of us slow down as we age. That doesn’t mean we should give up exercising. Regular exercise remains vitally important throughout life. Exercise for the over 60s helps improve both mental and physical health. It can prevent conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, which are more common among older adults. Even light exercise, such as walking is beneficial. Apart from increasing strength and flexibility, exercise also improves balance and coordination. This […]
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Right to health care

Human Rights and your health

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Section 27 of our Constitution states that all South Africans have the right to access health care. As we age, that right becomes more important. Because, diseases like cancer, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure are more common in older people. So too are problems with vision and hearing. But, although the right to health care applies equally to all South Africans, in our unequal society, the reality is very different. If you are comfortably off, with a good medical aid and your own car, you have immediate access to […]
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Day of Older Persons

Tafta commemorates International Day of Older Persons with launch of innovative Telemedicine platform

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The annual Week of Older Persons, leading into the United Nations Day of Older Persons on 1 October 2021, is one of the most coveted celebrations at The Association for The Aged (Tafta). This year, we are commemorating the resilience of older people through the Coronavirus pandemic. With this year’s theme for International Day of Older Persons being ‘Digital Equity for All Ages’  Tafta, in collaboration with LionPride Investment Holdings, is launching the pilot of an internationally renowned health monitoring digital application to Tafta elders, both in our homes and […]
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