Sponsor a 'SMILE KIT'

to help keep seniors happily occupied

Donate R150 for art materials

Looking for a place to call home?

If you're over 60, TAFTA can help

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What happens when you get too old to work?

There are 4.5 million people over the age of 60 in South Africa

What does the future hold?

Running a marathon?

Make your race count for more by raising funds for Durban's elderly people

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Feeling lonely?

Find new friends and interests at a TAFTA Lifestyle Centre near you

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Keeping busy and involved is the key to happiness

Imagine yourself at age 80 or 90; walking has become difficult and you can't hear well enough to make sense of TV shows or even enjoy a good chat. So you simply sit and do nothing, hour after hour, and the day ahead seems unbearably long and boring!

This is the reality for many elderly people, who might also find other functions impaired by the passing years. Fine motor skills are lost through lack of practice, and there may also be impaired cognitive and perceptual function that sap confidence.

At Tafta residences, elders are encouraged to participate in arts and crafts therapy to stimulate sensory and motor skills, as well as mental agility and confidence. Some may have enjoyed these activities as children or young adults; now they need to relearn and practice them, as well as trying new things. Keeping busy and having a sense of purpose also help ward off depression and anxiety and make for happier elders.

Please will you help our elders experience all these important benefits by sponsoring a Smile Kit of stationery – paper, cardboard, scissors, crayons and pens – to encourage them to get involved in creative activity?

Send a lonely elderly person a box of sunshine by making a donation of just R150 right now!

Seniors enjoying Art & Crafts

Hours of fun are yours to give. Please sponsor a Smile Kit for an elder today.


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