Older businesswoman

When is the right time to retire?

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By virtue of her age, 65 year old Susan is entitled to pensioners’ discount at her supermarket. “But I’m not a pensioner,” she says, “And I’m certainly not old! “I’m still running my own successful business and keeping up a punishing schedule. I’m also still running – literally – although I’m not, and never have been, Comrades material.” Susan is typical of today’s ‘young-old’ generation (those aged between 65 and 75 years), who are challenging the stereotype of retired people pottering round the garden in their slippers, or baking cookies […]
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New Year Resolutions

Made any New Year Resolutions?

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According to Forbes, studies have shown that less than one month into the New Year, fewer than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions. Only 8% actually accomplish them. Dismal stats if you’re hoping to reinvent yourself in 2020.   But the usual ‘get fit’, ‘lose weight’, ‘stop smoking’,’ stick to a budget’, ‘spend less time on social media’ resolutions don’t work unless there is real commitment to change. One bad day and we’re back to bingeing on comfort food, ranting on Facebook and telling ourselves that we […]
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MOW Volunteer, Anne Foxcroft

Meals on Wheels volunteer honoured

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Pictured above: retiring Meals on Wheels volunteer, Anne Foxcroft, receives her certificate of recognition from Yoshina Kistensamy, Tafta Central Area Manager.   Anne Foxcroft has been serving the community as a Tafta Meals on Wheels volunteer, or ‘Hopper’ as they are called, for 25 years! Her contribution was acknowledged at a presentation at the Mary Asher Centre at Tafta Kings Hall last week. Anne spoke about her journey with us, and the qualities needed to be a good hopper. “Participating in this programme requires loyalty, respect for the elderly, patience […]
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Get off the Christmas gift merry-go-round

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‘Tis the season to give … give … give. And sadly, not all of that giving brings joy. In a world where increased inflation has you clutching at the ends to make them meet, a long Christmas gift list can be a real financial burden. We’re not talking about choosing gifts for our nearest and dearest … but rather those obligatory gifts you buy for people simply because they always buy for you. Maxing out your credit card in order to keep up with this tradition could lead to real […]
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Holiday fun with the grandkids – without breaking the bank

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If you’re anticipating spending time with your grandchildren these holidays, you might be wondering how on earth to keep them happily entertained, especially if you have a limited budget or you battle with mobility. Trips to the movies, Funworld or uShaka can put unwelcome pressure on your finances, especially if there are ice creams, hamburgers and popcorn to buy on top of the tickets.   Picnic in the park Luckily there are cheaper options that prove just as appealing to active youngsters. If transport is available and you’re fit and […]
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Booking open for new Care Practitioners Course

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All courses are taught in English; therefore students need to be proficient in the language. Course will be conducted at John Conradie House, 15 Prince Street, Durban. REQUIREMENTS: Certified copy of ID, School Certificate (min Grade 10), Curriculum Vitae (CV) and ID/Passport size photo. DURATION: 3 Months consisting of: • 12 Modules Theory – 5 Weeks • 5 Weeks Practical Training including Exam • 12 Assignments • Two written exams Only students who pass the tests and whose fees are fully paid will receive a certificate. FEE: R3500 for the […]
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Join us at our car wash fundraisers

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When: 8-10 November and 22-24 November 2019 Where: 4 Marie Lane, Brickfield Road, Overport AND 60 Main Road, Malvern Cost: R80 per car Refreshments will be on sale. A nurse will be on site for FREE sugar and blood pressure testing on Saturdays. Please bring along your unused clothing, crockery, cutlery, equipment and furniture items to drop in our charity bins – your unwanted items help raise funds towards our Needy Pensioners Fund.
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A Christmas movie Old-School Drive-in style!

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Our next old-school drive-in Movie Night and Christmas Market is coming soon! We are excited to host you for our last movie showing for this year. Movie: Christmas With the Kranks . Date: 06 December 2019 Time: 06:00 PM Place: The Durban Country Club Admission Per Car: R200 GET YOUR TICKETS NOW. To book, go to https://qkt.io/yRrawz Remember, this is a charity evening to raise funds for the elderly, ALL proceeds go to TAFTA. Contact idpr@tafta.org.za or call 031 332 3721 for more information.
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Tafta set to spoil guests at Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner

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Pictured above from left to right – back row: Primrose Wellness Centre elders Carol Augustus, Lorraine Pretorius and Merryl Naidoo with Tafta CEO Femada Shamam. Front: Darren Maule, Chateau Gateaux’s Anna Kelly and Tsogo Sun Elangeni and Maharani General Manager Wayne Smith.   Hosted by ECR personality, celebrity and comedian Darren Maule, our annual Gala Dinner on 25 October 2019 at The Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel will include the opportunity to win: Fabulous weekend getaways from Platinum destinations and the Fairmont Zimbali resort A Dolphins cricket team autographed bat sponsored […]
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