Emergency contact details during the National Lockdown:
Tel. 073 949 9730 or email intake@tafta.org.za

The Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The Association for the Aged (TAFTA). This collaboration aims to improve access to palliative care for older people in South Africa through training, support and policy development.

Week of Older Persons: 30 Sep - 6 Oct 2020

It’s time to celebrate our elders!

Older people are incredible assets to the nation – with the knowledge and wisdom to strengthen our communities and families, and provide solid foundations for the future. We should care for, respect and listen to our elders. Above all, we must protect them from abuse and exploitation.

Elders who are reliant solely on their social grant struggle to survive on R1 800 per month. Imagine trying to stretch this to cover accommodation, transport, food, electricity and water, as well as and health management and specialized needs such as incontinence pads!

Most pensioners have to rely on help from family. And when there is no family, Tafta steps in to help, providing home based care, meals on wheels, loan of equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs and commodes, subsidised accommodation, frail care, social work services, wellness centres and activities and entertainment.

Join our Honour the Aged   Campaign

Individuals, business owners and schools are encouraged to buy Purple Hearts stickers at a cost of R10 each and wear them to honour the aged on October 1 – the International Day of Older Persons. You’ll not only show your support for our elders ... you’ll provide vital funds to supplement Tafta’s Needy Pensioners Programme.

Help us reach our target of 5000 stickers sold before the end of October.

Company/School Stickers sold
Premier Foods 100
UPL 100
John Dunn House 50
Pro Aluminium & Glass 53
Casino Lodge 30
Flo-Line 100
Tafta Park 50

Buy your stickers now by calling Kemmy Leigh Moodley on 031 332 3721 or email idpr@trafta.org.za

Schools are also encouraged to organise fundraising activities – such as a virtual run with an entry fee of R50 per learner. Great prizes from Toys R Us and Woolworths to be won. More information at idpr@trafta.org.za

Please note: The Association for the Aged (TAFTA) has a formal fundraising team and all calls for donations and in kind support are initiated by this department through professional channels of communication with supporters.

We have never, and will not call on elders to lead fundraising appeals. Any queries in this regard should be directed to the Tafta Income Development and Public Relations (IDPR) department at info@tafta.org.za or 031 332 3721.

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About us

The Association for the Aged is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 002093) dedicated to the alleviation of distress and the promotion of the welfare of aged persons living in the Durban area.

Any person who is over 60 and in need of help – or any person who knows of an elderly person in need of help – should contact us. TAFTA cares.

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The Association for the Aged

P O Box 2983
Durban 4000
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