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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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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Picnic at Anna Conradie Service Centre

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Due to inclement weather conditions yesterday – Thursday, 1 October 2015 –  TAFTA’s Picnic in the Gardens ended up being a Picnic at Anna Conradie Service Centre Hall. Over 400 older folk enjoyed entertainment by the Durban Music School, S. Dass School, Elvis Impersonator Andrea G, Les Vurden and the Army Band. The elderly in our care enjoyed being pampered with a pamper session by LW Consulting Engineers, cupcakes from Baked with Love and Capsicum Culinary School and snack packs and soup which were provided by Shoprite Checkers. Thank you […]
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On now – the Week of Older Persons

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The week of older persons is commemorated annually in South Africa to honour and pay tribute to our seniors, while at the same time raising awareness on issues that affect and impact upon them. This year the week commences on the 28th September and ends on Sunday 4th October 2015, which is the 25th International Day of Older Persons. In South Africa, the International Day of Older Persons co-incides with Grandparents Day (celebrated on the first Sunday in October) and TAFTA is marking the occasion with a Picnic in the […]
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Older = Wiser

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What better way to celebrate the Week of Older Persons (28 September-4 October) than by challenging some of our older residents to show off their knowledge in a music quiz on the radio? East Coast Radio Breakfast Show presenters, Natara Nadasen and Sky Tshabalala, put the oldies through their paces on air on Tuesday 29 October. The TAFTA team consisted of 66 year old Joe Rehman, who has been a resident at the Ray Hulett Centre for the past four years. Joe is involved in all activities at TAFTA including […]
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Kind hearts at Culture Club

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On Friday 28 August, members of the Culture Club held a fundraising golf day at Mount Edgecombe golf estate, and TAFTA was one of the beneficiary organisations. Kevin Hayes, Divisional Manager, Income Development attended the prize giving function in the evening and was delighted to receive a generous donation of R34 500 towards our Meals on Wheels Initiative. This will go a long way to helping TAFTA meet the cost of providing meals for the elderly folk we support in the greater Durban community, who are no longer able to […]
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