Tafta Lodge in urgent need of TLC

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It's not only our elders who are getting older

Many of our buildings are ageing too! And, with all the new technology we use on a daily basis, the electrical systems in old Homes like Tafta Lodge simply can’t keep up. Especially when loadshedding causes power surges.

Ongoing maintenance is one thing. But when it comes to replacing ageing wiring, and meeting updated safety compliance regulations, it’s time to call in the experts. And, following a recent Health & Safety Inspection, that’s exactly what we have to do.

But it’s going to cost nearly R30 000 to pay for the necessary upgrades to eight 3-phase DB boards and circuits and 2 single phase DB boards and circuits – as well as our meter room and generator room. And that’s a lot of extra money for a non-profit to find right now, on top of all the extra expenses of managing Covid-19 during an economic downturn.

We need to reach out to anyone and everyone who might be able to help. People like you!

Built in 1992, conveniently close to Addington Hospital, Tafta Lodge has ten floors with 203 comfortable flats, as well as a large communal lounge, dining hall, TV lounge, coin operated laundry and hairdresser. It is ‘home’ to 218 fit and active elders who are reliant solely on a state old age pension.

In addition to the accommodation, Tafta also provides full board, occupational therapy, home based care, counselling and social work services. It’s like a dream come true for elders who would otherwise have nowhere to go.

But, without help from generous supporters and local businesses, we simply couldn’t fund the shortfall between what they can pay out of their small pensions, and the actual cost of providing them with a safe and secure home. And now, to have to find R30 000 on top of the usual costs … please help if you can.


Your donation, made right now online, will help cover the cost of new wiring, switches, isolators, cladding and other essentials to prevent the chance of electrical shocks and fires caused by faults and overloading. So please, will you help give Tafta Lodge the TLC it so urgently needs … and our elders the comfort of knowing their Home is safe?

Your caring is all we can depend on. Thank you.

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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