Articles from our Blog
As we celebrate the milestone of our 65th Anniversary, we reflect on some of the highlights of the past five years.
Our checklist of Christmas gift ideas for the over 70s comprises consumables and useful items rather than trinkets and gadgets.
If you’re hosting a festive dinner this year, and one of the guests has diabetes, deciding what to serve can be daunting. Try our diabetic-friendly suggestions.
At just R1 980 per month, the SASSA old age grant is clearly not sufficient to live on. And the extra R20 you get if you are 75 years or older makes very little difference.
World Food Day highlights need for food security World Food Day, celebrated every year on 16 October, shines the spotlight of awareness on food insecurity. According to a report by The Food and Agricultural Organisation, 800 million people go to bed hungry...
World Alzheimer’s Day, on Wednesday 21 September, shines the spotlight on this frightening disease.
Thinking of hiring a carer to look after an elderly relative (or yourself) at home? Apart from professional qualifications, a good carer has natural qualities that can’t be taught. What are they and why are they so important?
Who will care for me when I get old? And will I be able to afford the cost of elder care, if I suffer from demenita, Parkinsons, crippling arthritis or a stroke?
Volunteering helps you meet people and make friends, connect with your community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Plus it makes you feel good!
It’s just human nature. Wanting to leave something of ourselves behind when our time on earth is over. We need to believe that our lives have counted for something. That we made a difference. In short, we want to leaving a legacy.
When you live alone – as many elders do – cooking for one can seem like too much bother. Here are some ideas for quick and easy … and nutritious … meals for one.
Although the Life Rights model has been around for decades, and has become increasingly popular among retirees world wide, many people are still confused as to how it works.
Family matters – support for elders living alone In some cultures, extended families still live together. Or at least in the same neighbourhood – supporting one another throughout the various stages of life, from childhood to old age. But in Western society, it’s less...
Imagine yourself at age 65 or 70. Retired. No longer earning a salary. Will your retirement savings be enough to sustain your lifestyle?
If you see your parents or parents in law on a regular basis, you will be aware of any gradual loss of mobility or cognitive function. Not so for other relatives who haven’t seen the older family members since last Christmas or even longer, owing to Covid-19 restrictions.
While social distancing is accepted as crucial to stop the spread of the disease, isolation from loved ones and work colleagues carries its own deadly risk to our health.
Elders living on their own during the pandemic, or forced to self-isolate, may need extra support from loved ones to help them cope.
During lockdown, our in house volunteers took on practical responsibilities to keep our Homes running smoothly despite skeleton staff. Using Facebook and WhatsApp, they shared news and uplifting messages, and provided a channel of communication between staff, elders and families.
September is Heritage Month and, as an organisation that has served the people of Durban for 63 years, Tafta has its own proud heritage. Where we come from as an organisation is closely linked to the buildings we own.
Covid-19 aside, there are many other diseases that can threaten our health. Now is a good time to think about preventative measures, such as regular medical screening tests.