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Tel. 073 949 9730 or email intake@tafta.org.za


If you're feeling overwhelmed at the moment, imagine what it's like for elders in isolation at Tafta, and the essential frontline workers looking after them!

We feel just as overwhelmed as you do. But on top of the anxiety, fear of losing loved ones, and financial worries, we're also responsible for the wellbeing of 1800 elders living in our Tafta Homes ... people who are most vulnerable to Covid-19. We've done everything possible to keep the virus out of our Homes. And each time there is an outbreak, we feel a devastating sense of failure.

But our Homes are not medical facilities – and our care practitioners are not medically trained. Most feel totally overwhelmed, physically and mentally.

Just knowing that someone cares and understands means so much. And what better time to shower them with a little love than now, with Valentine's Day on the horizon?

Instead of buying chocolates or red roses for the one you love, why not open your heart to a stranger this year, and make one of our elders or carers your 'secret' Valentine? It will mean so much to someone who is struggling to deal with the stress and loneliness caused by Covid-19.

Your gift of a Covid Care Kit brings a little comfort and relief to isolated elders and their dedicated carers. For just R200, we'll deliver to one of our elders a kit containing:

  • Natural immune boosters: lemon, eucalyptus, ginger, garlic and Vitamin C
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face mask
  • Book or magazine to fill the lonely hours of isolation
  • A chocolate treat
  • Your personal message of encouragement and support
Carer packs at R250 include all the above, plus additional PPE items and a self-care "time out" voucher to see them through a particularly difficult patch. This covers the cost of a stand-in carer to take over for 30 minutes to an hour while they take a much needed breather.

Sponsor a Covid Care Kit right now by completing the form alongside/below.Thank you for caring!


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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