Our everyday heroes

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On 21 July we celebrated our everyday heroes, our Volunteers! Tafta has been fortunate to be surrounded by a community of people that give their time so freely, to do what they can to ease the suffering of others less fortunate. The appreciation we have for these dear volunteers is truly second to none. Thank you for everything that you do and say to help brighten the lives of the older people in our care
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#activeageing

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Tafta hosted a Table Tennis Tournament at the Chatsworth Youth Centre recently. 118 members attended the event despite the cold weather. Mary Asher Centre once again emerged as reigning CHAMPIONS and also won 2nd and 3rd place titles. Members from the Illungelo Labadala centre won the awards for most improved players. Well done to all who participated and assisted on the day.
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Care Practitioners Course graduation

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Tafta facilitated a 10 week Care Practitioners Course. The course content included 5 weeks of theory, 5 weeks of practical training and 2 written exams. Congratulations! to the 22 students that graduated, 6 of which obtained 100% aggregates. For more info on the course please contact Helen Cosnett on 031 3323721.
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Celebrating Dynamic Women

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Women’s month is the perfect time to share stories about women who inspire and motivate us – and Tafta has its fair share among our residents, staff and volunteers. Lorraine Pretorius lives in Wentworth and is a member of our Primrose Lifestyle Centre, as well as the Happy Hearts Club. She has always had a love of sport and used to captain the local hockey team. Lorraine has been involved in the Golden Games Programme since 2011. She and her team compete in Pass the Ball and can boast having […]
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Mandela Day Magic

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A huge thank you to all who spent their 67 minutes for Mandela Day at TAFTA on Monday 18 July. We had so many cheerful volunteers pitch up on the day to help out with serving teas and lunches, teaching crafts and treating our oldies to manicures and pedicures. Others got stuck into cleaning, repairing, painting and gardening at Tafta residences and lifestyle centres throughout Durban. Grateful thanks also to those who chose one or more items from our ’67 items for Mandela Day’ wish list … and helped us […]
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Golf Day a big success

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Thursday 19 May saw 18 4-ball teams take to the fairways and greens at Beachwood Golf Course for a fantastic day of golf, good humour and prizes galore! In the process, R 42 586 in cash and R 49 140 in kind was raised towards our Meals on Wheels service. Thanks to everyone who participated or sponsored holes, greens and prizes. 1st Prize went to the Grindrod Team 2nd prize went to the Snooze U Win Team 3rd prize went to the Bay Union Team
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You make this possible – thank you!

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To find out how much your support means, we asked someone who’s been touched by your kindness. I am so happy to be here at Kings Hall. I never thought that I would have so many friends. I am very blessed to have thoughtful neighbours who were so welcoming when I moved in, and came to my door with tea and biscuits. My neighbours Joy and Eddie are the brightest light in the building! Whenever I have any problems with my flat, I can always approach Sarrah and Mrs Khan […]
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Reality of retirement

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Although most of us hope to lead long lives, the paradox is that we don’t want to get old! But, barring an unforeseen accident or illness, growing older is unavoidable. There is, however, a huge difference between being active, healthy and financially well off in our golden years, as opposed to being frail, ill or immobile, and having to manage on a small pension. Shocking new statistics reveal that only 6% of South Africans can afford to retire independently. 16% are totally reliant on the government old age grant, which […]
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Face to face with Femada

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Femada Shamam has been with Tafta for 16 years. A qualified social worker, she now heads up the Operations Division, which is responsible for service delivery. We caught up with her during her busy day to find out what motivates and inspires her. Q: What does your job entail? A: A big part of what I do is to ensure that our work is relevant to the needs of older people. I spend time planning and researching models for service delivery. I also have to ensure that the people in […]
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