Thank you for the joy you gave at Christmas time

When you are old and frail
having a comfortable bed means so much

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If you're over 60, TAFTA can help

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What happens when you get too old to work?

There are 4.5 million people over the age of 60 in South Africa

What does the future hold?

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The Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The Association for the Aged (TAFTA). This collaboration aims to improve access to palliative care for older people in South Africa through training, support and policy development.


Seeing so many elders enjoying a rare opportunity for a festive get together last month – with wonderful food, companionship and entertainment – was just the best feeling ever.

And what made it even better, was knowing that the good people of Durban made it happen!

Thanks to your wonderfully generous support, we were able to bring a little festive cheer to so many elderly people in Tafta homes, wellness centres and community facilities across the city. In fact, we served exactly 1761 Christmas lunches! Each lunch comprised three delicious courses with extra treats like a mini Christmas cake to take away afterwards.

A huge 'thank you' to everyone who contributed towards this annual treat for our elders. We wish you and your loved ones a healthy, happy and prosperous 2020, filled with the same joy you give to others!

Christmas cake

An extra treat – a mini Christmas cake to take away!

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Retirement plans may fail you

Traditionally, people work on the idea of saving a certain amount – such as 15 times their annual salary – to cover their needs in retirement. But these plans may be upset by factors that cannot be built into typical retirement savings calculations.

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