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The festive season can be the loneliest time of the year for elders who've lost beloved partners and friends ... or whose children have moved far away.

Somehow, sitting by yourself all day in a tiny, drab flat – with nothing to eat except a slice of bread or a bowl of plain rice – is so much worse when everyone else is sharing special treats, fun, love and laughter. That's why, WITH YOUR HELP, Tafta will host as many of our lonely, vulnerable elders as possible to our annual festive lunches. As always, there'll be a scrumptious traditional meal: smoked chicken salad to start ... roast lamb or chicken with delicious crispy potatoes and veg .. and Christmas pudding or trifle for afters. Plus crackers to pull, lively music, and even dancing at some of the venues.

And the cost is just R105 per head.

That's all it takes to give one elderly man or woman a special festive outing with good food and company. But multiply that by all the elders we want to host this year at 22 residences, wellness centres and clubs – and you see why we need your help!


Because Christmas is all about togetherness, it would be so wonderful if you could sponsor more than just one person. Your donation of R420 will sponsor a table of four and R630 sponsors a table of six. And bring new friends together to enjoy a good chat, companionship and laughter. Can you imagine how much that means to people who spend so much of their time alone?

So please will you make your donation online right now? Then, when you sit down to enjoy your own festive celebration, surrounded by all those you love most, you’ll have the joy of knowing you’ve given the same pleasure to someone who might otherwise be suffering the painful loneliness of feeling that they've been forgotten.

Accommodation for the elderly

Just listed - Tafta units for sale!
Hurry, don't miss this opportunity to secure your future

2-bed unit at Ocean View (Musgrave area) priced at R725 000
2-bed unit at Barnes Cottages (Morningside) priced at R875 000

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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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The Association for the Aged

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