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thank you, durban!

You came to the rescue when our Homes ran short of essential foodstuffs last week ... and you haven't stopped helping since.

Our elders have been so blessed and appreciative of the food parcels they've received. We were all well aware of the likelihood of food shortages following the violence and destruction. And there were a few tense moments when some of our Homes were down to their last few bags and tins of essentials. But the generous people of Durban never fail.

People have taken food to Tafta homes all over Durban, while others dropped items off at our head office or made donations of cash towards bulk food orders. Thanks to you, we have already distributed the first 400 food parcels to elders in need at three of our homes. Standard Bank generously donated another 500 food parcels.

But the crisis is far from over – and we are going to continue depending on caring people like you to help us care for vulnerable elders in our community.

Please contack Prevashni on 083 781 2006 or email info@tafta.org.za for more information. Or you can donate cash which will be used to buy essential food items for an elder, on your behalf.


Thank you for caring about our elders at this stressful and worrying time.

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.

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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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