Tafta residents participated in a series of events to mark the international Week of Older Persons


The Association for the Aged (Tafta) hosted a series of events this week to mark the international Week of Older Persons. 

“This annual event honours and celebrates elders throughout the world and, considering its significance to an association such as ourselves, we’ve put together a programme of activities to allow our residents to feel revered and recognised for their contributions to the community this year,” explained Tafta CEO Femada Shamam. 

Some of the highlights included a variety concert, sports event and Spring Ball, which Shamam described as â€œpriceless moments” for the elders in Tafta’s care. 

In addition, the week’s line-up included picnics, tea and pamper parties and other outings sponsored by some of the associations long standing benefactors. 



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ABOUT Tafta – The Association for the Aged

Tafta is one of South Africa’s leading, registered non-profit organisation in Care in KZN.

Established in 1958, for more than 5 decades, Tafta has been the leading provider of Care focusing primarily on the needs of the elderly and vulnerable groups in Durban.

Our unique value proposition lies in creating value for clients and our partners with a key focus on outcomes and benefits. Our strength in healthcare, community outreach programmes and community development initiatives are our main differentiators.   We seamlessly integrate our services with best in class processes and programmes that maximise efficiency, quality, safety and service excellence. 

Our Mission:

Our mission is to encourage and promote active ageing in older people-to live as independent members of the community for as long as possible, and to care for those who are no longer able to look after themselves. Our aim is to alleviate distress of the elderly and other vulnerable groups by using our resources in the most effective and efficient manner and where the need is greatest. 

Our Vision:

“Leaders in innovative solutions for elders, inspiring a life worth living”