Thank you for giving Christmas cheer

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Thanks to the kindness of hundreds of strangers, Durban seniors have been getting into the festive spirit at our annual Christmas lunches, held at all our residences and social centres. With nine lunches still to go – the last four taking place on Christmas Day itself, at John Dunn House, TAFTA on Ridge, Ocean View and Cambridge Gardens – there’s still time to join in and give yourself the joy of bringing special times and memories to treasure to old people who often feel left out and forgotten. Click here […]
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Christmas has arrived at Squirrels

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Pop into our charity shop next to St Clements Restaurant in Musgrave Road for affordable Christmas shopping. Apart from many bargains in pre-owned furniture and books, you’ll find an amazing range of brand new jewellery, keyrings cards and decorations. The shop is open from 8.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday, and from 9.30am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Well worth a visit!
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TAFTA Revellers Christmas Show

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Join us at the TAFTA Revellers Christmas show on Sunday 29 November at TAFTA Lodge (42 South Beach Avenue) in the ACSC Hall. Tickets cost R45/R25/R15 and the show starts at 2PM sharp. Refreshments will be on sale. Please contact 031 337 0163 during office hours for more information or to book your seat. *Car guards will be on duty.
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Trail Run for TAFTA a huge success

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Thank you so much to each person who participated in the TAFTA Trail Run held last Sunday 8 November. 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 ran, walked or was carried made an invaluable contribution to helping us raise awareness and meet the costs of caring for our vulnerable and frail elderly residents. Thank you to our amazing organisers (Alison Chadwick […]
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Out and about after 20 years in a Home

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Imagine not having left your home in 20 years! Since Dumazile moved into John Dunn House more than two decades ago, she has not left it once. She  is confined to a wheelchair and is unable to stand, which makes it extremely difficult to take her on outings. At the beginning of this year Dumazile, who loves to sing, joined the JDH choir. Occupational therapist, Felicy Crouch, promised that her that she could participate in the second Inter Home Choir Competition at Muthande Community Centre Lamontville on 16 October. Two […]
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Table Tennis Tournament a great success

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TAFTA in partnership with the Department of Sports and Recreation hosted its first table tennis tournament on 17 October. Approximately 127 older folk attended the event at the Nelson Mandela Youth Centre in Chatsworth. The competition was won by Mary Asher Service Centre (winners pictured below). Well done to all who participated and special thanks to Reggie and his team from the eThekwini Table Tennis Club for assisting on the day.
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Changing face of retirement

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Young people tend not to think about retirement – or if they do, they follow advice better suited to the reality of retirement in today’s world. But the path to retirement is changing, and by the time today’s 30-somethings retire, their realities will be quite different to those who retire today. Some of the reasons are: Self-employment is now more prevalent amongst young people Many younger people are self-employed and must make their own retirement plans without the benefit of an employer contributing to their retirement savings and providing benefits […]
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TAFTA Stroke Awareness Walk

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Stroke survivors join us to walk your personal walk on our beautiful beachfront. Meet other survivors, network with others and gather information from various tables from different organisations like TAFTA, Heart and Stroke Foundation and Saint Giles Gymnasium. Entry is free and there are lucky draws! Please register by contacting TAFTA on 031 332 3721. Date: 28 October 2015 Time: 09h30 Venue: Beachfront Amphitheatre (opp Elangeni Hotel) RSVP: Ateesha by 20 October 2015
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Table Tennis Tournament

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Join us at the Nelson Mandela Youth Centre, 16 Joyhurst Street, Chatsworth on 17 October for the TAFTA Table Tennis Tournament. Please complete the entry form by clicking here. Time: 08h30 for 09h00 Please RSVP Abel Naicker on 031 332 3721 or email abeln@tafta.org.za Entrance is free, so come join in the fun!
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Join the Tamil Women’s Progressive Movement Fundraising High Tea

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Come and enjoy an afternoon of dance and music at the Tamil Women’s Progressive Movement Fundraising High Tea for TAFTA. Date: Sunday, 11 October 2015 Time: 13h00 for 13h30 Venue: Mary Asher Service Centre, 80 Samora Machel (Aliwal) Street, Durban Delectable Eastern and Westerns refreshments will be on sale and Vegetarians will be catered for. Great Stalwarts will be honored with the Ponn Aaday (Golden Shawl) Awards. Contact Mrs P Gounden (TWPM) on 031 301 1629 or 079 137 2481 or Ateesha Rampersad (TAFTA) on 031 332 3721 for more […]
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