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Tell my Story Competition open to elders and young school children

For the first time, Tafta’s annual “Tell My Story” competition is being opened up to primary school children. The competition, which is open to all our elders and community club members, is aimed at reawakening the love of story telling and reading amongst the elderly. This year, we hope to encourage young children to join in, bridge the generation gap and appreciate that elders are walking libraries with a wealth of information and experience to share. “We’ve been thrilled at the response from schools,” said Tafta CEO, Femada Shamam. “At […]

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[September 4, 2018]

Thokoza hostel elder enjoy wellness day

Following a chance meeting with elders from the Thokoza Hostel, Tafta social worker, Happiness Mchunu, hosted a wellness day for them on 23 August. The event included talks on active ageing and physical exercise sessions. Most of these elders are forced to continue earning a living as street vendors. At the hostel they share rooms with other elderly people, younger women and even children. In discussion with Tafta, they raised concerns about access to food, assistive devices and the need to earn an income. Tafta CEO, Femada Shamam promised to […]

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[August 28, 2018]

Plenty to sing about at gala dinner

Included in the epic entertainment line-up for guests attending our 60th anniversary Gala Dinner on 21 September are: celebrity MC Darren Maule, Playback singer Eric Canham, a jewellery display by gemmologist and businessman Akshar Choudree, and Tafta’s own intergenerational choir, which is sure to set the right tone and keep everyone in good spirits. Comprising Tafta staff and elders, the Tafta Choir is ready to give their best performance at the event. Choir co-ordinator, Rahida Hassan, said: “We’re especially proud of our choir, who’ve previously won The Kwa-Zulu Natal Inter […]

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[August 21, 2018]

Countdown to Gala Dinner

Radio personality Darren Maule promises to bring along his ‘A Game’ when he hosts The Association for the Aged’s 60th birthday Fundraising Gala Dinner at the Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel on 21 September 2018. Maule, who is best known for his Never Ending Comedy Train and as the morning breakfast host at East Coast Radio, says he is excited at the prospect of hosting an event close to his heart. “Tafta has played such an instrumental role over the years in caring for Durban’s elderly population. This 60th anniversary really […]

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[July 31, 2018]

Nurtured by Nature – a dementia care workshop with a difference

Those who care for elders also deserve to be cared for! Join us for a day dedicated to honouring YOU, the carer. Relax and be inspired in a care home garden. Experience how a daily dose of nature benefits your health and wellbeing – and that of elderly people in your care. Did you know that time spent in a garden can help to reduce challenging behaviours in people living with dementia, and reduce their risk of falls? Learn more about this and other interesting insights from our presenter, Alice […]

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[July 25, 2018]