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Tafta welcomes new CEO, Femada Shamam

Compassion and commitment to providing uncompromised care for the elderly is core to the work ethos that has propelled visionary, Femada Shamam to the helm of Tafta. The newly-appointed CEO is committed to providing the best quality of life for Durban’s Elders and driving the continued growth and success of the organisation. Femada (pictured right above) takes over the reins this month following the semi-retirement of longstanding CEO, Margie Smith (left). Also pictured is Vice Chairman of the Tafta Council, Wicus Jacobs. Through her passion improving the lives of Elders, […]

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[April 13, 2017]

Beginning of a new era for Tafta and Margie Smith

After more than three decades, Margie Smith, who has successfully led Tafta through the years with passion, dedication and commitment, hung up her coat as CEO and now assumes a new role during semi-retirement, as head of the special projects division, TAFTA Business. “What a great gift it has been, to serve an organisation that is deeply committed to social justice and takes such bold positions to solve the housing challenges of the senior citizens in the eThekwini region,” she said.  “I consider myself blessed to have worked alongside such […]

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[April 13, 2017]

John Dunn House residents can now dream of being beside the ocean

Thanks to a beautiful new mural, painted on the wall of the John Dunn House Wellness Centre by Dezzo Roofing, residents of the home may be forgiven for feeling they are sitting on a tropical beach instead of an old age home! The mural was officially unveiled by building supervisor Ingrid Singh at an Easter Tea for residents on 4 April 2017. She introduced representatives from Dezzo Roofing and The Robin Hood Foundation, which donated a bookshelf and second hand books, magazines and journals for the centre. After the brief […]

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[April 12, 2017]

9 ways to reduce your chances of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease, the irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills among the over 60s, creates heartache for those affected and their families. Whilst many people assume forgetfulness is the inevitable result of growing older, it is not necessarily indicative of Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s quite normal to forget where you put your keys – but if you can’t remember what the keys are for, you might be facing the onset of Alzheimer’s. Whilst the disease is irreversible, research indicates that some lifestyle choices can delay the onset […]

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[April 4, 2017]

Official opening of Langeler Towers

After almost a decade in the planning and building stage, Tafta’s landmark 11 storey Langeler Towers was officially opened at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday 29 March 2017. Pictured above cutting the ribbon are (from left to right) Cardinal Wilfred Napier, Femada Shamam (Tafta COO), Margie Smith (Tafta CEO), Coucillor Mpume Ntshangase, Wicus Jacobs (Tafta Vice Chairperson). Guests of honour included his Eminence, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM, city councillors and representatives of major donors including the Victor Daitz Foundation, Nemit Trust, Comburs Foundation and the Department of Human Settlement. Cardinal […]

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[March 30, 2017]