11Jul, 2016

Message from Margie

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Active Ageing is a relatively new term – but the concept has been around for a long time. When it comes to quality of life, we all know how important it is to be fit and healthy, to spend time with family and friends and to remain interested in life and eager to learn new things.

Research has proved that these activities become even more important as we grow older. Physical activity and a healthy diet can prevent or delay the onset of age related illnesses.

Keeping mentally active by solving crossword puzzles, reading or learning a new skill helps us remain ‘young at heart’. Engaging in satisfying hobbies such as gardening, cooking, sewing or woodwork helps keep depression at bay – as does a chat with a friend over a cup of tea or glass of wine, or an outing with the family.

As the global population ages and it becomes impossible to provide care and accommodation to an ever growing number of seniors, the importance of Active Ageing cannot be over emphasised. Tafta provides a number of programmes and activities, both within our residences and for the community at large, designed to engage and inspire older people and to encourage them to live fulfilling, useful and independent lives for as long as possible.

As with everything else we do, this work would not be possible without funding from our generous supporters. Thank you for being one of them.


Margie Smith
Chief Executive Officer