Mandela Day: 18 July 2018

Tafta invites you to #BeTheLegacy

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60th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Plan now to be at the most important event on the Durban social calendar!

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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

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This Mandela Day, we invite you to #BeTheLegacy in service to the elderly

Our elders have created a wonderful legacy for the people of Durban,
through their hard work in helping to build the city and contributing to the economy.
Now it's our turn to #BeTheLegacy and use the opportunity presented by Nelson Mandela's Centenary
to honour our aged with comfort and care this Mandela Day.

We're opening up our Tafta Homes to the community for the entire month of July
and inviting YOU to come along and make a personal difference.
Because, in the words of Nelson Mandela himself:





“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
– Nelson Mandela


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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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