Tafta resident, Hester Bekker (82), boasts her collection of race medals over the years

The Association for the Aged (Tafta) honoured the United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons with a week-long programme of events in Durban. This year’s United Nations theme for International
Day of Older Persons, ‘Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society’. At 82-years-old, Tafta resident, Hester Bekker, is proof that age is just a number.

The energetic and vibrant grandmother has proudly completed more than one hundred race events, including the ultimate human race – the Comrades Marathon at age 65. Now, young at heart, Bekker, is still going strong. Part of her daily routine includes a brisk 10km walk at 5.30am along Durban’s promenade.