Here’s wishing our CEO, Femada Shamam, all the best as she attends the 2023 Global Ageing Conference being held in Glasgow, Scotland!
In collaboration with Jane Linley-Thomas (Radio DJ and Founder of the ReJoyce Collection), Tafta will host a Gala Dinner come Fashion Show on 27 October 2023 at the Durban Jewish Club.
In celebration of Mandela Month, Tafta spent July encouraging both supporters and beneficiaries to adopt the theme, “It is in your hands” in an effort to connect those in need with those who can help.
Sincere thanks to our generous supporters who rallied round to help keep our Meals on Wheels delivery service on track.
With 12 homes and wellness centres to support, you’ll find just the right activity to make your Mandela Day special … and continue the tradition of serving those in need in our community.
Like a pebble tossed into a lake, one sentence in your Will naming Tafta as a beneficiary can send ripples of goodwill spreading down through the years, and bring tremendous comfort and relief to countless elderly people in need.
As from the beginning of the 2023/24 tax year, SARS requires additional information to be included on all Section 18A Tax Certificates issued in respect of donations made to public beneficiary and non-profit organisations.
For ‘Running Ron’, as he is known, finishing The Ultimate Human Race was more than a personal achievement … it was about helping others along the way.
Our focus during June was on promoting our National Toll-Free Elder Abuse Helpline, which launched in November last year.
The best therapist has fur, four legs and a tail! Angels with Paws offered an opportunity to enjoy the friendly, accepting companionship that only a dog can provide.
Mother’s Day on 13 May was an opportunity to honour all the moms who now live at Tafta.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is commemorated annually on 15 June. Show your support by wearing something turquoise and sharing information about Tafta’s National Toll-free Helpline.
The winning team from Castle Sea, Sherwyn Ramnarain, Benjamin Ramnarain, Preggie Williams and Roy Peters MOW Golf Day, a swinging success Friday, 26 May 2023 saw the return of our annual Corporate Golf Day fundraiser at the Mount Edgecombe Country Club. It was...
As from 1 March 2023, new Section 18A requirements must be adhered to in order to claim donations rebates from SARS.
For avid runner and Tafta champion, Ronald Smith (AKA The Running Ron), completing the Comrades Marathon is not just about crossing the finishing line, but about helping as many people as you can along the way.
Current job vacancies at Tafta, for those wishing to work in the field of elder care. Please check back regularly for new vacancies.
Join us at our annual golf day on 26 May at Mount Edgecombe Country Club – format is 4 ball alliance and costs R4 500
Save the date now! Our live Fundraiser is happening on Facebook on 24 February, starting at 10h00 sharp, with celebrity guests.
Planting new life into the earth, signifies the continuing growth of our organisation, as well as our commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly operations.
Elder abuse is one of those shameful things that no one wants to talk about. I am hopeful that our new national toll-free Elder Abuse Helpline will result in more cases being exposed
These hand-knitted and crocheted toys, made with love by our grannies (and some grandpas), were sent off to Addington Children’s Hospital just before Christmas.
If you or a loved one is looking for safe, affordable retirement living, Tafta currently has availability in several purpose designed buildings.
As we celebrate the milestone of our 65th Anniversary, we reflect on some of the highlights of the past five years.
On Tuesday, 17 January 2023 we held a special 100th birthday party for Tafta resident, Mrs Elsbeth ‘Betty’ Lombard at Cambridge Gardens.
Thanks to the generous support of our Durban community, Tafta’s Christmas lunches brought joy to elderly people all through the festive season.
Pictured above from left to right Tafta Chairman, Wicus Jacobs, Krish Shunmugam from the Dept of Social Development and Tafta CEO, Femada Shamam, unveil the helpline promotional banners at the launch. Tafta launches toll free National Elder Abuse Helpline On 23...
On 14 October there was great excitement as we waited for the results of the first Golden Ticket Lucky Draw competition.
In commemoration of the Week of Older Persons, our annual Sports Day took place at the Anna Conradie Centre on Thursday, 6 October 2022.
This year’s umbrella theme for the United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons is the Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World.
At the UJ IPATC Conference, Tafta CEO, Femada Shamam, presented on the financial needs of older people, especially women, and their lack of access to financial products.
Pictured above from left to right: Savvy Naidoo, Sandra Jones and Mary Meville at the launch of the pilot programme. Elders encouraged to embrace entrepreneurship In collaboration with the Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship (GIEE), Tafta recently...
R100 buys you a ticket in our Lucky Draw, with TWO chances to win … the monthly prize of R10 000 cash PLUS the grand prize of R50 000 cash.
Both Mrs C and son are doing so much better now and are extremely grateful for their nutritious meals. We’re also providing Home Based Care to help with cleaning and laundry.
While our carers receive specialised training, a good caregiver has qualities that cannot be taught. Top of the list is empathy and compassion for others, coupled with a helpful nature.
If you’re over the age of 60, why not consider moving to a new home with us? We have a number of comfortable, convenient and affordable apartments for rent
Tafta launches campaign to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day We invite you to support our awareness campaign to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This takes place every year on 15 June. During the campaign, we'll be reaching out to local schools and...
Grateful thanks to Tafta’s long time friend, Darren Maule, and Durban’s favourite cake brand, Chateau Gateaux, for helping us host the party of the year.
Go turquoise for the elderly Go turquoise for the elderly is a month-long campaign to create awareness around elders in communities, especially those not accommodated by elder care facilities. To commemorate the start of this campaign on 15 May, elders from Anna...
Following the flood disaster in KZN, we face ongoing challenges with disruptions in electricity and water supplies, many left homeless and over 440 lives lost!
JCH residents visit uShaka beach and dip their toes into the waves – part of Tafta’s commitment to ensuring elders enjoy a life worth living.
Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s lifting of the State of Disaster on 4 April 2022, restrictions have been repealed at Tafta with immediate effect.
As we commemorate International Women’s Day, let us Break the Bias and remember and honour women like Mrs. S, a victim of gender inequality
This week Tafta joined the global movement of the Age with Rights campaign to cast a spotlight on upholding the rights of older people.
Old Age Grant fails to meet basic care needs Although we welcome the inflation-linked old age grant increase of 5% announced by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana in his Budget Speech on Wednesday, 23 February 2022, it still falls far short of the cost of meeting their...
Following recommendations for improved elder care made by ARJO, leading specialists in mobility solutions, Tafta approached HBZ Bank to sponsor for the upgrade of mobility and support equipment at John Conradie House.
During the annual Week of Older Persons, in collaboration with LionPride Investment Holdings, Tafta announced the launch of a new internationally renowned health monitoring digital app for elders.
For 36 years, Phillip and Estelle Swart lived in a house across the road from the land which would become Tafta Park.
By the year 2040, it’s estimated that globally, there will be 2 billion people over 60 years of age. As the ratio of old to young increases, so too does the burden of providing them with adequate care. These statistics lie behind The United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021 – 2030).
Our CEO, Femada Shamam, has been selected as one of only 30 women honoured at the Standard Bank’s KZN Top Women in Business gala evening, which took place on 18 November at the Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel.
Tafta CEO, Femada Shamam, has called on local government to create safe and healthy environments for the elderly, and provide services such as an elder-friendly indigent policy, which offers concessions toward basic food and transport.
Thanks to the staff nurses and sisters who kept us updated on our mother’s physical and emotional state and needs, especially during lockdown.
Only 6% of South Africans can retire completely independently of others. The rest are dependent on a small government Old Age Grant, creating a funding gap for those who need frail care or assisted living services.