Honour and celebrate the elderly this Heritage Day

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“It’s Heritage Day weekend in South Africa and a perfect time for us to recommit ourselves to the care of our elders as our living legacies. They hold the secret to our histories, our backgrounds and lay the foundation for our path to success in life. “ So says CEO Femada Shamam as Tafta calls on South Africans to honour and celebrate the elderly as living legacies to our heritage. They pass on the wisdom and experience of generations gone before them. “Elders form an important part of South African […]
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Get set for TAFTA’s Annual Trail Run

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Join us for an early morning trail run and help an elder have a happy festive season. From as little as R50 each, you and your family can enjoy a breath of fresh air, beautiful natural surroundings AND make a big difference in the lives of TAFTA’s elderly. Date: Sunday 19 November 2017 Time: Registration: 05h45 sharp Race Starts: 07h00 Route: Virginia Bush Nature Reserve Cost: 4km: R50 | 8km: R80 Entry: Register online at www.wardevents.co.za or www.roag.co.za. Entries close midnight 15 November 2017 (an additional R20 will be charged […]
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Golden Games 2017

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Pictured above are some of our ‘Go Getters’ representing Durban at the Provincial Games in Port Shenstone from the 12th to the 14th of September 2017. 16 of our elders (made up of various clubs and service centre membership) were selected to represent Durban in 7 activities. We wish them the best of luck.
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Use your free will to Inspire a Legacy

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Throughout this week (11-15 September) you can have a legally valid will drawn up for free. Law firms throughout the country are offering this service as part of National Wills Week. Even if you already have a Will, if your circumstances have changed (you’ve recently married, divorced or widowed, bought or sold property, or the number of people dependent on you financially has increased or decreased), now is the perfect time to ensure your Will is valid and up to date. It’s also an opportunity to include a charitable bequest […]
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Join our ‘Circle’ of supporters and enjoy a Movie Premiere with Tafta

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In partnership with The Independent on Saturday and popular entertainment company, the Avalon Group, Tafta is kicking off a year-long campaign to commemorate the organisation’s 60th anniversary with a red carpet movie screening of The Circle. Starring Hollywood favourites, Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, the film is a futuristic thriller, filled with intriguing questions about the balance of our social and professional lives and how they intermingle – and whether, with increased surveillance and the knowledge that we’re being watched, our behaviour would gradually improve. Guests at the event, on Friday […]
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Tafta residents join Saturday’s Fun Walk

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Joining the Tafta Fun Walk along the Durban beachfront for the second year this Saturday is Tafta resident, Vee Mahesh along with her children and grandchildren. “We are looking forward to doing this together with my family and I encourage other families to come out in support of Tafta and join us,” says Mahesh who enjoys an active lifestyle with her colleagues at the Langeler Towers residence. Her granddaughter Schannel said she was excited to join in the fun walk adding that it was a great way of uniting their […]
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Make your 67 Mandela minutes count with Tafta

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“A society that does not value its older people denies its roots and endangers its future. Let us strive to enhance their capacity to support themselves for as long as possible and, when they cannot do so anymore, to care for them.” ~ Nelson Mandela in a message announcing 1999 as the United Nations International Year of Older Persons, 17 December 1998. The Association for the Aged (Tafta) is calling on members of the public to make their 67 Mandela minutes count during July by contributing towards the care of […]
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Christmas comes early this year at TAFTA

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Join us for a Christmas in July show presented by the TAFTA Revellers at Anna Conradie Wellness Centre, Tafta Lodge (42 South Beach Av, Durban). When: Sunday 30 July Time: 13h00 Price: Tickets from R10, R20, R30 It’s bound to be a merry day out for all with various other entertainers. Refreshments will be on sale.
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Tafta Residents test new Kraydel device

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Over the past few weeks Kraydel has been trialling their latest hardware and software with some “marvellous, helpful, inquisitive and adventurous residents of two of the Tafta facilities in South Africa”. According to Kraydel CEO, Dr Lisa Smith, the trial was “a great opportunity for us to do things in the ‘real world’ where not surprisingly more things go wrong than they do on the work bench in our office.” Kraydel is an electronic device that works through Wi-Fi or 3G and the TV to provide non-instrusive monitoring of elderly […]
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The community joins Tafta in solidarity against elder abuse

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Scores of passionate community members took to the streets of Durban’s CBD on Tuesday, 13 June committed to highlighting the scourge of elder abuse and the plight of the elderly. The annual awareness walk hosted by Tafta drew hundreds of participants including elders and local advocacy organisations, who showed their support for promoting the rights of elderly. Heeding the call to action ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, the group set off from Durban City Hall bearing posters and chanting in solidarity against the abuse, neglect […]
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