23May, 2017

Join us for the Elder Abuse Awareness Walk

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Join TAFTA in taking a stand against the abuse of elder citizens by taking part in our
annual awareness walk in solidarity against abuse of the elderly.

Date: 13 June 2017
Time: 9.30 for 10.00
Starting point: City Hall, Durban
Dress code: Dress casual in purple

The walk serves to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 and forms part of Tafta’s Do the Right Thing campaign – an initiative to highlight the plight of the elderly and advocate for their rights.

According to the South African Human Rights Commission, three percent of the complaints received during the last financial year were alleged violations on the grounds of age. However, a large percentage of elder abuse and neglect goes unreported.

“The elderly are often the most forgotten and neglected members of society, facing physical, psychological and even financial abuse. Therefore, it is essential to refocus people’s attention to the needs of the elderly because the welfare and protection of every vulnerable person is a shared responsibility,” says Tafta CEO Femada Shamam.

“Each of us have parents, grandparents and other elders, who are an important part of our lives. Tafta invites the public to take a stand in honour of our loved ones remembering that not every person is treated with care, respect and dignity in their old age,” she added.

Committed to the wellbeing and security of the elderly, Tafta has remained at the forefront of the fight against elder abuse and neglect and addresses issues related to population ageing and elder care through awareness programmes.

“We are looking forward to walking with you on the 13th June 2017 as we demonstrate our support for the protection of our elders” Shamam said.

For more information contact Ateesha on 031 332 3721 or email ateesha@tafta.org.za