TAFTA Christmas Car Boot Sale

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Join on us on Saturday, 2 December at Oldfield TAFTA Park  (29 Perserverance Road, Bellair) for the Christmas Car Boot Sale. Live music Lots of food and cakes Bric and brac Homemade goodies Please book a site. Cost is R40 a car. Please note there are no tables available – you need to bring your own table. For more information please contact Mary Fouche on 031 465 9268.
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Trail Run a huge success

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Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Trail Run  on Sunday November 19. More than 450 runners were treated to perfect weather conditions for tackling the  picturesque eco route through Virginnia nature reserve. “It was a fantastic morning, made all the more special by the fabulous turnout. The donations of toiletries for our elderly folk went above and beyond what we had hoped for. Each and every person who participated made an invaluable contribution to helping us raise awareness and meet the costs of caring for our […]
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Former Miss India SA runner up volunteers for Tafta Trail Run

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Former Miss India SA runner up, Aishwariya Bedessy, will be at the annual Tafta Trail Run. The 22 year old final year Environmental Management student, was so touched by Tafta’s mission, that she contacted us to offer support as a volunteer. “I’ve always had a soft spot for elders, whom I believe have paved the way for the younger generation,” said Aishwariya who described her time spent with elders as an emotional experience. “They crave conversation, and who best to afford them that than the younger generation.” Aishwariya has challenged […]
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Durban beauty, Trisha Poona, steps into action

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Beauty queen and fitness enthusiast, Trisha Poona, has challenged fellow Durbanites to step into action in support of Tafta’s annual Trail Run. The Mrs South Africa finalist urged runners and families to “get into shape” to tackle the undulating trail through Virginia Bush Nature Reserve on Sunday November1 9 in celebration of Tafta’s mission to inspire active ageing. Poona decided to support the event because of of her love and respect for the elderly and her passion for healthy living. “We hosted a Christmas lunch every year for the elders […]
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Popular radio personality signs up for Tafta’s trail run

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Popular Durban radio personality, Taresh Harreeparshad, will be at our Trail Run! The award-winning Lotus FM journalist says,  “the Tafta Trail Run is extremely close to my heart. After spending time with a 97 year old resident, Senmathie Pillay, last week, I was inspired to sit alongside our elders and listen to their wisdom and watch their eyes twinkle as they share their stories. “This would not be possible without Tafta and it is for this reason that I have committed my time to support this wonderful initiative,” he said, […]
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Julia Petersen

Join Julia Petersen at the Tafta Trail Run

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Durban model and former Miss South Africa finalist, Julia Petersen, has pledged to join our annual Trail Run, scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 19, at Virginia Bush Nature Reserve. The event, which resonates Tata’s mission to “Inspire Active Ageing”, offers you the chance to make a difference in the lives of needy senior citizens – because all proceeds go towards providing a 3 course meal to Tafta elders during the festive period. “We are delighted to have Julia Petersen support our event which not only celebrates the amazing […]
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Stroke Awareness Walk

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Join us for a Stroke Awareness Walk. Meet with other survivors, network and gather information from service providers within the health industry. Date: 25 October 2017 Time: 9am Venue: Durban Beachfront Amphitheatre RSVP: Pooventhree Pillay on 031 208 4175 or ot_tor@tafta.org.za by 25 October 2017 Entrance is free  
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Tafta helps elders stay connected!

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We’re helping our residents to “stay connected” with the launch of a campaign to encourage them to embrace online communication. The Tech Savvy Seniors campaign, which rolled out at six Tafta establishments this week to coincide with the annual Week of Older Persons, highlights this year’s theme: “Stepping into the Future – Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society”. Whether it’s online shopping, research or just keeping in touch with family, the well-equipped media centres allow more pensioners access to the digital world. “Internet use among […]
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Tafta commemorates Week of Older Persons

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We have a week-long programme of events planned to mark the United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons (1 October). This annual event honours and celebrates elders throughout the world and we want our residents to feel revered and recognised for their contributions to the community. Some of the highlights include a variety concert, sports event, Spring Ball, picnics, tea and pamper parties and other outings sponsored by some of our long standing benefactors. This year’s United Nations theme for International Day of Older Persons; “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the […]
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Fun bowls tournament to be held in aid of TAFTA

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The Durban Bowling Club will be hosting a fun bowls tournament in aid of Tafta. Members of the Durban Bowling Club said it was their pleasure to salute the aged  –  in honour of parents who always provided a safe haven for their children, who gave out hugs, words of encouragement and comfort. Join in the tournament on Sunday, 5 November at 08h30. Format: Nominated Trips. Any combination. 3 Games of 10 ends Dress: Mufti Cost: R300 per team (includes morning tea and light lunch) 1st prize: R1200 2nd prize: […]
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