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.
Current job vacancies at Tafta, for those wishing to work in the field of elder care. Please check back regularly for new vacancies.
Pictured above from left to right, Femada Shamam (Tafta CEO) with helpline counsellors Phumeza Beni and Mbali Hadebe. Tafta launches toll free National Elder Abuse Helpline On 23 November, The Association for the Aged (Tafta) launched a Toll-free National Elder Abuse...
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.