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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Message from the CEO

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Recently, my then four-year-old accompanied me to work. I have often taken her to Tafta events and functions and have watched her interact with our elders. This particular function was held at the Mary Asher Wellness Centre – in a room of elders; she floated around generously sharing her hugs and kisses. I was amused to see her reaction to a particular gentleman. She respectfully shook his hand and within minutes she was dancing with him on the dance floor to the tunes of Mafikizolo. She was captivated by his […]
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Diary Dates

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Thursday 21 March: Human Rights Day – Many elderly people are abused or exploited, despite our Constitution clearly stating their rights: the right to be treated equally, the right to dignity, to have access to adequate housing and food, health care and social security, and the right to access information and adult education. 16 May: Tafta’s Annual Fundraising Golf Day – Get your team together and join us for a wonderful day of social golf at Durban Country Club. 4 ball alliance, 2 scores to count. Great prizes to be […]
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To let

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Tafta’s Langeler Towers on Durban’s South Beach: Rental Accommodation available for over 60’s. Call Tafta’s intake department on 031 332 3721 for rental enquiries.
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Honouring our generous supporters

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Twenty three donors, some of whom have supported us for many, many years, attended our annual Donor Thanksgiving event a the Anna Conradie Wellness Centre on 22 November 2018. Included amongst them were those who have made arrangements for their support to continue into the future, by leaving a legacy to Tafta in their Will. This is such a special gesture and most sincerely appreciated, as it helps provide the financial stability that will ensure our organisation can continue for another 60 years! Other donors expressed interest in becoming involved […]
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