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Call to care organisations to raise awareness around elder abuse in Durban communities

Tafta is calling on collaborative partners in the field of elder care in the Durban community to join them as they plan a multi-stakeholder approach to educate residents and community elders on the issues of elder abuse. The call to action comes after the deaths of three Durban elders. According to Tafta CEO, Femeda Shamam, “Last month, there were two tragic incidences where elders had been left with a sense of hopelessness and isolation, leading to disturbing fatalities. As I read reports on these deaths, they invoked in me a […]

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[May 28, 2019]

Golf day fundraiser

Calling all golf enthusiasts

You’re invited to participate in our annual Golf Day Challenge, and help raise funds for Meals on Wheels – an essential Tafta service to Durban’s elders. The tournament, which takes place on 16 May at the Durban Country Club, is a 4-ball alliance, two scores to count. The entrance fee of R1000 per player (R4000 per team) includes a halfway-meal, green fees, and a glamorous dinner and prize giving to round off the evening. All proceeds for this year’s event will once again go towards Tafta’s Meals on Wheels, a […]

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[April 24, 2019]

Easter fun

Easter fever was in full swing at TAFTA homes in and around Durban, with the elders being treated to hot cross buns, tea, cake and delicious Easter eggs. Thanks to all who contributed to our Cuppa Comfort drive – donating Easter eggs in a mug for our residents. Special thanks to The Robin Hood Foundation, Elphis Church, Bravofoods, Clifton School, Grace Family Church, St Michael’s Anglican Church and numerous generous individual donors like Nishi Singh of NSP Consultants. Tafta on Ridge Residents and Ocean View elders enjoyed an intergenerational Easter […]

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[April 23, 2019]

Palliative Care Workshop: book now

Tafta will be hosting a Palliative Care Workshop on 15 May at the Anna Conradie Service Centre, 42 South Beach Avenue, Durban. This course is CPD accredited (3.5 points) and is a must for anyone caring for terminally ill patients and/or the aged. Among the topics to be covered are: The prinicpals of palliative care Health ethics Preparing the patient for death Communication skills Grief and loss Healthy closure rituals for carers These issues will be presented by a team of medical experts, comprising: Dr. Thiloshni Govender (MBChB medicine, Diploma […]

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[April 15, 2019]

Give an elder a mugful of treats for Easter

Bring a smile to the face of an elder by supporting Tafta’s Easter campaign. Pop an Easter egg or hot cross bun into a lovely new tea/coffee mug and donate it to one of the elders at Tafta. You’ll make their Easter special, and bring them the warm glow of knowing that someone is thinking about them. To get involved and help bring smiles to the faces of the elderly this Easter or to find out more, email pr@tafta.org.za or call Xolani on 031 332 3721.

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[March 20, 2019]