Love is in the air

Have a heart for our 'oldies'

Your caring means the world

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?

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

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Feeling lonely?

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When you've spent 40 years or more with a beloved spouse or partner, losing them is a devastating blow ... one from which you never really recover.

But over time you can learn to smile again ... to enjoy the company of others, sharing precious memories with someone who takes the trouble to listen.

Throughout Valentine's month, we want to make sure all our elderly residents feel loved and appreciated. Please will you send a little love and caring their way too?

If you're in a position to visit one of our homes to spend an hour or two chatting to someone who's lonely, please contact our volunteer co-ordinator on tel 031 332-3721.

And if you can't give of your time, please will you make a donation now towards some little extra treats to let these dear old folk know the world hasn't forgotten them?

How wonderful it would be if we could give each one of our seniors a rose, some badly needed toiletries and a chocolate treat. Please share this with your friends on social media and encourage them to join in too. Your kindness can make it happen!

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Pension increases lower than inflation

According to the latest Bankserv/Africa Private Pension Index (BPPI), the average nominal annual increase in private pensions was 7.8 percent in February – to R5 992 per month –compared with 9.1 percent increase in take-home pay. Mike Schussler, chief economist at, says it is unlikely that pension increases will continue to beat inflation, because equity market returns are barely out-performing inflation and interest rates are just above inflation. The Index shows that the average pension is equal to about 45 percent of the average take home pay. This, Schussler says, is a clear indication that pensioners are in dire straits. “Getting older is difficult and in most cases means getting poorer.”

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