The Association for the Aged, TAFTA, is a high performing welfare organization promoting and enabling older persons to meet their own needs. With the proven business model for growth and a plan to be less reliant on donor funding and ultimately self-sustainable by the year 2020, TAFTA is working hard to cement its reputation – earned over the last 50 years – as the leader in providing safe, sheltered housing and care for older people in need in the Ethekwini Municipality. It is by partnering with generous and supportive organisations with whom we have a long and proud association, that we have been able to build upon and sustain this strong performance. As one of only a few providers of affordable frail care for those who fall into the category of ‘sub-economic’ pensioners, TAFTA is under constant pressure to meet the ever increasing demand.
Our Mission is to alleviate the distress and promote the well being of Aged persons in Durban.
Our Policy is to use its resources for the Aged in the most effective and efficient manner.
Our Aim is to encourage the elderly 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.
TAFTA is an Ethekwini based organisation. The boundaries are Inanda in the North, Merewent in the South and Hillary forms part of the Western border. Our services include; Accommodation for the Fit, Frail and those who require Assisted Living, Social Services, Meals on Wheels, Home Based Care, Transport to and from Clinics and hospitals etc. TAFTA provides these services to approximately 7,500 people on a monthly basis, including the 1539 residents accommodated in 14 TAFTA buildings.