Call to care organisations to raise awareness around elder abuse in Durban communities

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Tafta is calling on collaborative partners in the field of elder care in the Durban community to join them as they plan a multi-stakeholder approach to educate residents and community elders on the issues of elder abuse. The call to action comes after the deaths of three Durban elders. According to Tafta CEO, Femeda Shamam, “Last month, there were two tragic incidences where elders had been left with a sense of hopelessness and isolation, leading to disturbing fatalities. As I read reports on these deaths, they invoked in me a […]
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Golf day fundraiser

Calling all golf enthusiasts

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You’re invited to participate in our annual Golf Day Challenge, and help raise funds for Meals on Wheels – an essential Tafta service to Durban’s elders. The tournament, which takes place on 16 May at the Durban Country Club, is a 4-ball alliance, two scores to count. The entrance fee of R1000 per player (R4000 per team) includes a halfway-meal, green fees, and a glamorous dinner and prize giving to round off the evening. All proceeds for this year’s event will once again go towards Tafta’s Meals on Wheels, a […]
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Easter fun

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Easter fever was in full swing at TAFTA homes in and around Durban, with the elders being treated to hot cross buns, tea, cake and delicious Easter eggs. Thanks to all who contributed to our Cuppa Comfort drive – donating Easter eggs in a mug for our residents. Special thanks to The Robin Hood Foundation, Elphis Church, Bravofoods, Clifton School, Grace Family Church, St Michael’s Anglican Church and numerous generous individual donors like Nishi Singh of NSP Consultants. Tafta on Ridge Residents and Ocean View elders enjoyed an intergenerational Easter […]
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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 CPD accredited (3.5 points) and 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 […]
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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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Getting to know you

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You made us smile. You made us think. You even made us cry. But above all, you gave us a personal glimpse of the wonderful bond that exists between young and old. Thank you to everyone who entered the Tafta Tell my Story competition. The competition, which is open to all our elders and community club members, aims to reawaken a love of storytelling and the sharing of memories. Last year, for the first time, the competition was extended to primary school children, who were encouraged to celebrate the life […]
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