Popular radio personality signs up for Tafta’s trail run

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Popular Durban radio personality, Taresh Harreeparshad, will be at our Trail Run! The award-winning Lotus FM journalist says,  “the Tafta Trail Run is extremely close to my heart. After spending time with a 97 year old resident, Senmathie Pillay, last week, I was inspired to sit alongside our elders and listen to their wisdom and watch their eyes twinkle as they share their stories. “This would not be possible without Tafta and it is for this reason that I have committed my time to support this wonderful initiative,” he said, […]
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Julia Petersen

Join Julia Petersen at the Tafta Trail Run

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Durban model and former Miss South Africa finalist, Julia Petersen, has pledged to join our annual Trail Run, scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 19, at Virginia Bush Nature Reserve. The event, which resonates Tata’s mission to “Inspire Active Ageing”, offers you the chance to make a difference in the lives of needy senior citizens – because all proceeds go towards providing a 3 course meal to Tafta elders during the festive period. “We are delighted to have Julia Petersen support our event which not only celebrates the amazing […]
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Stroke Awareness Walk

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Join us for a Stroke Awareness Walk. Meet with other survivors, network and gather information from service providers within the health industry. Date: 25 October 2017 Time: 9am Venue: Durban Beachfront Amphitheatre RSVP: Pooventhree Pillay on 031 208 4175 or ot_tor@tafta.org.za by 25 October 2017 Entrance is free  
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Tafta helps elders stay connected!

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We’re helping our residents to “stay connected” with the launch of a campaign to encourage them to embrace online communication. The Tech Savvy Seniors campaign, which rolled out at six Tafta establishments this week to coincide with the annual Week of Older Persons, highlights this year’s theme: “Stepping into the Future – Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society”. Whether it’s online shopping, research or just keeping in touch with family, the well-equipped media centres allow more pensioners access to the digital world. “Internet use among […]
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Tafta commemorates Week of Older Persons

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We have a week-long programme of events planned to mark the United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons (1 October). This annual event honours and celebrates elders throughout the world and we want our residents to feel revered and recognised for their contributions to the community. Some of the highlights include a variety concert, sports event, Spring Ball, picnics, tea and pamper parties and other outings sponsored by some of our long standing benefactors. This year’s United Nations theme for International Day of Older Persons; “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the […]
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Fun bowls tournament to be held in aid of TAFTA

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The Durban Bowling Club will be hosting a fun bowls tournament in aid of Tafta. Members of the Durban Bowling Club said it was their pleasure to salute the aged  –  in honour of parents who always provided a safe haven for their children, who gave out hugs, words of encouragement and comfort. Join in the tournament on Sunday, 5 November at 08h30. Format: Nominated Trips. Any combination. 3 Games of 10 ends Dress: Mufti Cost: R300 per team (includes morning tea and light lunch) 1st prize: R1200 2nd prize: […]
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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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