Gentle hands and understanding hearts

Bring comfort and care to frail elderly people

Celebrate the women of Tafta

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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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Who will care for you when you can no longer manage on your own?

You can't put a price on this ... someone you can depend on to help you out of bed in the morning and guide you to the loo. Gentle hands to help you wash and dress, brush your hair and settle you comfortably in your chair. Cheerful smiles and an understanding heart to comfort and reassure you, and keep you company when you're all alone.

This is the incredible service provided to frail elderly people by our dedicated care practitioners. And what better time than during Women's Month to pay tribute to their unique contribution to elder care?

Thanks to these incredible women, Tafta is able to provide quality care for around 300 frail seniors who require constant assistance, 24 hours a day. But with the ever growing demand for these services, we urgently need to train more carers. And this is where your contribution would be such a blessing. By donating towards the cost of professional training, you not only increase the number of carers available to elderly people, you'll also create new jobs for unemployed or disadvantaged women. Of course, this job is not for everyone. It takes a special kind of woman ... one who relates to older people and enjoys making a positive difference in their lives.

"This field of work is a calling," says Samkele Mpanza. So inspired was she by the training she received at Tafta, that she hopes to pursue a career as a nurse, and take her care of elders to the next level.

You can't 'buy' respect and compassion like this. But you can nurture it through professional training, and give exceptional women like Mpanza the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the community we live in.

So please, will you donate now towards this vital training? Some day you, or someone you love, may need the services of a trained carer – and your support now could make that possible!

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A comforting presence at your bedside when you are old and frail – Tafta carers bring companssion and care to those who need it most.

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