Femada Shamam, Chief Executive Officer of Tafta
22Mar, 2020

Message from the CEO

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Dear Friends of Tafta

As our country prepares for the inevitable announcement of more stringent measures by the Government of South Africa, I’ve had to make a few difficult decisions to ensure the prioritisation of our elders’ welfare during this difficult time. With immediate effect, therefore, the Tafta management team have made the following decisions that I ask you to please honour as we navigate the difficult days ahead:

  • Our homes will no longer be open to any visitors, including immediate family members of elders. If you have family members in our buildings and are particularly concerned or if you have a really great idea which we should be considering please email this through to info@tafta.org.za with the subject line as #Flattenthecurve. This will assist us in prioritising these emails.
  • All interviews relating to the application for residence at Tafta homes will be put on hold until further notice. Please email intake@tafta.org.za and seniorsocialworker@tafta.org.za for further information in this regard.
  • We will sadly no longer be accepting donations of prepared meals with immediate effect due to the potential risks involved; we truly appreciate the kindness shown to our elders, but during this time, we ask that donations of food please be restricted to non-perishables such as canned goods and long shelf life products only.
  • And finally, we sincerely appeal to those prepared to do so, to please come forward as soon as possible to help us assist our elders with specific tasks that may include the pick-up of medication, essential toiletries and the fulfillment of medical scripts from pharmacies. To join our volunteer team, please contact pranisha@tafta.org.za and pranisha.behari@gmail.com with your contact details.

If you are in a position to reach out, we would be honoured to have you help us serve our vulnerable elders at this time of desperate need.
Yours sincerely,
Femada Shamam
Tafta CEO