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Family matters – support for elders living alone In some cultures, extended families still live together. Or at least in the same neighbourhood – supporting one another throughout the various stages of life, from childhood to old age. But in Western society, it’s less...
Imagine yourself at age 65 or 70. Retired. No longer earning a salary. Will your retirement savings be enough to sustain your lifestyle?
If you see your parents or parents in law on a regular basis, you will be aware of any gradual loss of mobility or cognitive function. Not so for other relatives who haven’t seen the older family members since last Christmas or even longer, owing to Covid-19 restrictions.
While social distancing is accepted as crucial to stop the spread of the disease, isolation from loved ones and work colleagues carries its own deadly risk to our health.
Elders living on their own during the pandemic, or forced to self-isolate, may need extra support from loved ones to help them cope.
During lockdown, our in house volunteers took on practical responsibilities to keep our Homes running smoothly despite skeleton staff. Using Facebook and WhatsApp, they shared news and uplifting messages, and provided a channel of communication between staff, elders and families.
September is Heritage Month and, as an organisation that has served the people of Durban for 63 years, Tafta has its own proud heritage. Where we come from as an organisation is closely linked to the buildings we own.
Covid-19 aside, there are many other diseases that can threaten our health. Now is a good time to think about preventative measures, such as regular medical screening tests.
Regular exercise remains vitally important throughout life, helping to improve both mental and physical health and preventing conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Although the right to health care applies equally to all South Africans, in our unequal society, the reality is very different.
Healthy nutrition for the over 60s is about eating properly to ensure our ageing bones, heart, skin and other organs get the right nutrients.
Elder Abuse is everyone’s business. But the signs of elder abuse are not always easy to recognise.
Did you know that a simple, basic funeral costs around R10 000? And this can easily escalate to R50 000 or more depending on the choice of coffin, headstone, burial plot and flowers.
On October 1, we celebrate the International Day of Older Persons – a chance to celebrate the wisdom of older people in our society.
Teaching kids to care So you’ve decided on a big family get together this Christmas to make up for the disappointment of last year. You’ll fetch mom from the old age home, organise an Uber for the in laws, and everyone will have the most wonderful time together. Or...