Elderly woman

93 year old woman living alone and penniless in flat

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Since the beginning of lockdown, Geslina Langeni, 93, has been living by herself in a squalid flat in Sydenham. There is no glass in the windows and they are covered with cardboard or plastic to keep out the wind and rain. Previously, Geslina’s two daughters lived with her and took care of her with money from their state benefits. But tragically, one of the daughters died in February and the other, who has mental health problems, has been admitted to the nearby King George Hospital. Now the old lady is […]
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MOW Volunteer, Anne Foxcroft

Meals on Wheels volunteer honoured

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Pictured above: retiring Meals on Wheels volunteer, Anne Foxcroft, receives her certificate of recognition from Yoshina Kistensamy, Tafta Central Area Manager.   Anne Foxcroft has been serving the community as a Tafta Meals on Wheels volunteer, or ‘Hopper’ as they are called, for 25 years! Her contribution was acknowledged at a presentation at the Mary Asher Centre at Tafta Kings Hall last week. Anne spoke about her journey with us, and the qualities needed to be a good hopper. “Participating in this programme requires loyalty, respect for the elderly, patience […]
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Golfer encourages corporates to support Tafta Golf Challenge

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Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Durban North Dealer Principal, Glenda Austin, is calling on all golfers – especially the ladies – to support Tafta’s 60th anniversary commemorative Golf Challenge, taking place at the Durban Country Club on 10 May 2018. Glenda, who will lead an all-male team and is the only female participant in this year’s event, says that as a mother and hopefully, one day grandmother, she is in full support of the Tafta Meals on Wheels service, that will benefit from the event. “Ageing is inevitable and so many families […]
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