Harsh reality of getting old

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For years Mrs H. lived happily with her youngest son in a retirement flat in Durban. As time wore on and she became frail and weak, she depended on him more and more to pay the bills and keep the place clean. Then one day he went out and didn’t come back. After a week, a concerned neighbour called us. Our social worker found the flat filthy and Mrs H. lying unwashed in bed, with nothing but a few morsels of stale food in the place. Mrs H was sent […]
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Message from Margie

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Dear Friend of TAFTA In April, the government Old Age Grant increased by R60 (4.4%) to R1 410 per month . . . still far short of what you’d need for the cheapest rent, food and medical care. With this month’s 14.25% hike in Eskom tariffs following hot on the heels of the latest fuel price increase, you don’t need to be a mathematical genius to realise that state pensioners are now worse off than ever! Even those who’ve saved hard all their lives for their retirement cannot keep their […]
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This is a home to be proud of – thank you!

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Fresh paint on the walls, spotless new ceilings and light fittings, sparkling basins and toilets, new curtains, cupboards, chairs and beds – no wonder the old folks at John Conradie House are smiling! 60 residents who’ve put up with hammering, drilling and plaster dust for over a year as well as 60 residents who were staying at other TAFTA homes have finally moved into their renovated rooms in April. And they couldn’t be more grateful to people like you, who helped transform their old home. “Being surrounded by lovely new […]
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End November D-Day for Langeler Towers

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By the time you read this, the roof should be on at Langeler Towers! Meanwhile, inside the building, plasterers, plumbers, electricians and tilers are hard at work to meet the builders’ completion date of end November 2015. We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to make this dream a reality. Not only will the new building help ease the critical shortage of accommodation for elderly Durban people – rentals from the ground floor shops will help create a sustainable model for elder care.
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Not one person left out – thanks to our wonderful friends

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Every single one of the elderly people living in TAFTA’s 14 buildings received a hot cross bun this Easter – thanks to the generosity of Mrs Babs Moodley and family, and Pick n Pay at the Workshop. The store manager donated the treats to the residents at Kings Hall and Ray Hulett House, as a thank you; many of them still walk to the Workshop to shop at his store. Residents at John Conradie House also received a special visit from five Umhlanga Ski Boat Club members, who arrived with […]
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100 reasons to smile

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Hazel Ewer celebrated her 100th birthday with a party at Ocean View in April. Still sprightly, Mrs Ewer attributes her good health to being active – she played bowls and enjoyed walking well into her eighties, and she still enjoys reading and solving cryptic crosswords. Growing up on a smallholding outside Pietermaritzburg in the 1920s, Mrs Ewer used to play cricket with her four bothers, using wooden slats from a tomato crate as the stumps. She remembers being driven to school in a horse and cart and walking barefoot in […]
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“Inspiration” for TAFTA residents

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Ten of our Kings Hall residents were treated to a delicious lunch on Thursday 29 June by Ravi Govender. Everyone was also given a copy of  the book “Inspiration”, written by Mr Govender’s brother – Rajan Govender. Huge thanks to Ravi for a lovely lunch and gift. Our residents are so grateful and look forward to getting stuck in to their books.  
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31 Club cares

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A very BIG thank you to the 31 Club for kindly sponsoring a room at John Conradie House. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, 19 June 2015. We are so thankful for this generous sponsorship!  
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Accommodation available

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  Accommodation is available at TAFTA on Ridge for fit elderly people. Unfurnished single and en-suite rooms offering full board and lodge, hairdresser, library and organised activities are available right now! Prices range from R2968 per month. Contact TAFTA intake on 031 332 3721
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Oldfield Centre Fete

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Join in on the fun at the Oldfield Centre TAFTA Park Fete. Date: 8 August 2015 Time: 8:00 am If you would like to book a table please call 031 465 9268 during office hours (8:00 – 15.30). Cost per table: Members: R25 Outsiders: R50  
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