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60th Anniversary Gala Dinner

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TELL US IN A STORY OR PICTURES why your granny or grandpa is special

Elders have fascinating stories to tell, if we take the time to listen. Listen to their stories about days gone by and about your family's life over the years. What do they say about their education and working life? What did they do for fun and entertainment? How different was their life without cell phones, the Internet and other technological developments? How did historical events influence their life? What was their saddest (and happiest) experience?

There may be other things the older person might want to tell you about – listen and ask questions to find out more.

Once you have an understanding of their life stories, tell their story through your own short story, video or artwork. Your entry could encompass their entire life story or just depict a single event that most inspired you. Let your imagination run free!

You must ask your interviewee to sign a consent form, allowing you to conduct the interview and depict their stories. You can get the form from your school or click the button below to find out more.


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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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