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Divisional Operations Manager- TAFTA

Words from the person who nominated Yoshina:

The delivery of services to older persons is very fragmented with every organisation doing the best they can with what they have. Last year, Yoshina initiated the Older Persons Sector meetings where a group of service providers meet via Zoom for 30 minutes every Wednesday to discuss, share and collaborate. There has been amazing traction in terms of this group (joint webinar on Alzheimer’s Disease, uniform. Message for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, lobbying the Department of Social Development etc) and this directly feeds into the longevity agenda.

 

Longevity is a mega trend impacting life for all of us. We asked Yoshina what this means to her and what she does to impact change in this field of work:

People in the world are living longer-this is a fact that is supported by statistics worldwide. Working in the aged sector, I want to make a difference towards creating an environment with relevant and needs based care and support services to older persons. To achieve this, I have initiated the Older Persons Sector Forum where a group of service providers meet via Zoom for 30 minutes every Wednesday to discuss, share and collaborate. Together we look at issues impacting older persons and explore avenues to highlight and drive change. The vision is for a society that values its older persons and their contributions.

 

TAFTA

TAFTA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to serving the needs of Durban’s elderly residents by inspiring active ageing. TAFTA manages 13 residential facilities within the greater Durban area, catering for the specific needs of the elderly. They also offer a range of support services, such as Meals on Wheels and Home-Based Care, to enable older persons to continue living in their own homes.

Website:

www.tafta.org.za