Make your Mandela minutes count

Use your precious time to help elderly people in need

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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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Feeling lonely?

Find new friends and interests at a TAFTA Lifestyle Centre near you

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Come and join us

Spend your 67 minutes on Mandela Day with our elders. There are so many different ways to get involved at our various residences in and around Durban ... from helping with clean up operations, gardening or games like Bingo and Skittles, to serving teas and lunches.

We also have a Wish List of badly needed items for each of our residences and wellness centres. Popular items include adult colouring books and Word Search puzzle books, adult diapers, facecloths and toiletries, curtains and table cloths (or fabric for making them), garden umbrellas, books for our libraries and washing powder. Click the button below for the full list.

Care of the aged was a cause close to Madiba’s heart. So if you can't be part of Mandela Day in person, please consider making a donation towards the cost of caring for our elders. Your donation, made online now, helps subsidise the cost of accommodation and frail care for elderly people with no income other than an Old Age Grant (R1500 per month).

For more information on how you can get involved on Mandela Day, please contact Fatima Nzama on 031 332 3721.


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