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Good health is our most precious possession

And that's what we're asking you to help give elderly people in need.

For those in need of regular checkups ... or battling along on their own in the community without the help of close family – trying to access chronic health care at clinics and hospitals during lockdown has been a nightmare.

87 year old Mr G suffers from elephantiasis, which causes excessive swelling in his legs and feet. He finds it difficult to move around at the best of times. Waiting in a long queue at a busy hospital during a pandemic was completely out of the question.

As leaders in elder care in Durban, Tafta needs to step in and do something to help. And we're hoping you'll get behind our ambitious plan to provide primary health care to elderly people in our community.

If our elders can't get to the clinic, we must bring the clinic to them! We have space available at our Kings Hall Home. It just needs to be partitioned and painted, and ablutions installed. Then we'll need to equip it with examination tables, desks, filing cabinets, waiting room chairs, medical equipment and supplies.

Residents and elders living nearby will be able to access services tailored to their specific needs. Wound care, cholesterol and diabetes testing, blood pressure monitoring and mental health services. Those living further afield will be treated at a mobile unit that will travel to other Tafta Homes, as well as into local communities.

It's going to take wholehearted support from the medical profession, big business and caring individuals like you. But if we all pull together, we can do it!


Please will you start the ball rolling now by making a donation of any amount towards the new clinic?

Whether you give R250 towards bandages, syringes and antiseptic ... or R5 000 towards medical equipment ... what you're really giving is the gift of health for elderly people in Durban. So please don't wait a moment longer to make your donation.

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

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