Palliative Care Workshop: book now

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Tafta will be hosting a Palliative Care Workshop on 15 May at the Anna Conradie Service Centre, 42 South Beach Avenue, Durban. This course is a must for anyone caring for terminally ill patients and/or the aged. Among the topics to be covered are: The prinicpals of palliative care Health ethics Preparing the patient for death Communication skills Grief and loss Healthy closure rituals for carers These issues will be presented by a team of medical experts, comprising: Dr. Thiloshni Govender (MBChB medicine, Diploma in child health paediatrics. Post Grad […]
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7 foods for longevity

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Old age ain’t for sissies, they say. Just think of all the health issues and ailments you might have to deal with as you get older: arthritis, stiffness and joint pain, osteoporosis, failing eyesight and hearing, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimers! But what if the food choices you make now could reduce the risk of developing these conditions? Whilst a healthy diet may not be able to prevent disease entirely, certain foods are power packed with nutrients that have the power to fight common ailments. Bananas […]
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Shameful truth about elder abuse

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The worst thing about elder abuse is not that it happens. But that it’s so easy to get away with. You can punch, slap or kick a frail old person … steal from them … deprive them of food, water or medication … shout at them or mock them … or leave them for sitting on the toilet for hours – and, more often than not, they won’t tell anyone what you did. Because they’re afraid. Just like children and animals, vulnerable elders are helpless against those who attack or […]
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Time waits for no one

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They say that times goes faster the older you get. And in this day in age, the weeks pass so quickly that, before we know it, months or even years have gone before we can catch our breath. In years gone by there seemed to be so much more time. For lazy walks on the beach, picnics in the garden, long afternoons spent in the sun having a braai, swimming and playing garden cricket until the sun went down. Nowadays, years can go by without seeing family and friends, and […]
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No joy? Goodbye!

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Do we really need half the things that fill our homes? We seem to have this fixation of buying beautiful (often useless) items to decorate our homes. These usually come at great expense and add to our already busy and cluttered lives. Netflix has a new show that caught our attention, Tidying up with Marie Kondo, which is a reality TV series that follows Marie – an organising consultant – as she visits families and helps them organise and tidy their homes. Marie’s idea is simple and makes so much […]
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Give an elder a mugful of treats for Easter

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Bring a smile to the face of an elder by supporting Tafta’s Easter campaign. Pop an Easter egg or hot cross bun into a lovely new tea/coffee mug and donate it to one of the elders at Tafta. You’ll make their Easter special, and bring them the warm glow of knowing that someone is thinking about them. To get involved and help bring smiles to the faces of the elderly this Easter or to find out more, email pr@tafta.org.za or call Xolani on 031 332 3721.
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Last chance to book for the drive-in!

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Join Tafta at the Durban Country Club for an Old-School Drive-in Movie Night experience on a traditional 12 x 9 m big screen! Watch one of the all time favourite ‘feel good’ movies – Mamma Mia – starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried and Colin Firth and featuring the music of ABBA, ‘drive-in’ style on the lush lawns of the safe and secure Country Club Driving Range. Plus – WIN a VIP Sunday buffet lunch experience at the Durban Country Club with SA cricketer Keshav Maharaj – for you […]
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Inaugural meeting of African Chapter of CommonAge

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During Human Rights Month The Association for the Aged will, for the first time ever, participate in a gathering of African member countries of elder care associations belonging to CommonAge, the Commonwealth’s Association for the Ageing. The meeting takes place in KZN  from 25-26 March 2019, and will bring together leaders in elder care from the African Commonwealth Countries, including South Africa, Nigeria, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi and Uganda. Themed “Connecting and Collaborating”, the various member country representatives will share their regional experiences with the ageing population with a view to […]
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Work for us: Events coordinator position available

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Tafta (the Association for the Aged) is looking for a competent Event coordinator to oversee and organise events that will make an impact to our target audience. You’ll ensure events are successful and cost-effective, paying attention to budget, time constraints and meeting deadlines. As an event coordinator, you will be required to understand Marketing, PR, Social media and promotion techniques. You will be required to work over weekends and after hours depending on the nature of the event. We want to see enthusiastic candidates with fresh ideas and the organisational […]
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Coming soon – Tafta’s Old School Movie Night

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Tafta’s Old School Movie Night is a traditional Family Drive-in Movie Night and market experience taking place at the Durban Country Club on Friday, 29 March 2019 from 6pm. This is the first of what we hope will be regular family evenings. Durban residents and visitors will enjoy a secure, innovative entertainment option, watching the light-hearted musical Mamma Mia from the comfort of their own vehicles, with food and drinks on sale to keep the hunger pangs at bay and a kiddies play area under the stars. “Through these events, […]
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