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    To Assist Family/Care Giver Through This Experience And Bring Solace To Those Grieving The Death Of Loved One

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    To Provide Specialist Palliative Care To People Experiencing The Impact Of Life-threatening Illness.

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Big turnout at Stepping Stone’s annual Memorial Day

Big turnout at Stepping Stone’s annual Memorial Day

Close to 400 people attended Stepping Stone Hospice’s annual Memorial Day on Sunday, 17 September, which was held in the garden outside the hospice’s In-Patient Unit in New Market Park. Visitors were asked to each bring a photo, letter or small token in remembrance of a loved one to place inside a memory capsule which was later put to ground in the hospice’s Garden of Remembrance. So great was the outpouring of emotion that one memory capsule soon turned into three, all filled with heartfelt messages and tokens of love.

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Lady golfers to host comedy fundraiser for hospice

Lady golfers to host comedy fundraiser for hospice

Meet the lady golfers of Reading Country Club who will be riding for Stepping Stone Hospice in this year’s Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge. As part of their fundraising efforts for the race, they will be hosting a comedy evening featuring the outrageous comedy duo, Tony Stewart and Mel Miller.

When: Saturday, 30 September
Where: Reading Country Club
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets cost R150 each and can be bought from Heather, 076 972 1551 or Roz, 011 907 8906

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Teams wanted for hospice action day!

Teams wanted for hospice action day!

Stepping Stone Hospice is looking for action cricket and volleyball teams to compete in the organization’s first-ever “Hobo’s in Action” fun day, to be held at the Meyersdal Action Sports Arena on Saturday, 7 October.

In-keeping with the theme of the day, players will play in ‘hobo’ gear and there will be exciting prizes for the winning teams, as well as a prize for the best-dressed team on the day. Each participant will also receive a medal.

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Hospice elects new Board

Hospice elects new Board

Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services recently elected its new Board for 2017 at the organization’s Annual General Meeting, held in New Market Park on 22 August 2017. Back row, f.l.t.r: Adv Etienne Cosyn, Andries Coetzee, Daniel Serumola and Hein Odendaal (vice-chairperson). Seated, f.l.t.r: Thersia Corrigan, Barbara Campbell-Ker (chairperson) and Carina van der Walt. Absent: Dr Sylvia Rodrigues and Russell du Plessis.

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Standing ovation at hospice’s 'Oppi Plaas' event

Standing ovation at hospice’s 'Oppi Plaas' event

More than 200 people gathered on the stoep of the iconic Meyer House on the Meyer Farm on Friday, 1 September, for an intimate evening with the super-talented Deon van der Merwe and Ruhan du Toit from the popular band ‘Touch of Class’ – all in aid of Stepping Stone Hospice.

Guests tucked into boerie rolls and warming bowls of curry and rice as they listened to the band play hits from the likes of Neil Diamond, Kenny Rogers and Elvis Presley, to homegrown favourites such as Theuns Jordaan. But it was Ruhan du Toit’s renditions of Pavarotti’s 'Nessun Dorma' and 'O Sole Mio' that had everyone on their feet in awe.

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Huntington’s patient recovers at hospice after hit and run

Huntington’s patient recovers at hospice after hit and run

JP Enslin (42), a familiar face and longtime resident of Alberton, is currently recuperating at Stepping Stone Hospice’s In-Patient Unit in New Market Park after being struck down by a taxi while crossing Voortrekker road on Monday morning, 21 August.

JP was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease four years ago and he’s since been registered as a hospice patient. “We look after people with life-limiting illnesses and Huntington’s is one of them,” explains Stepping Stone’s Clinical Services Manager, Sister Sheryl Newman.

Huntington’s, an inherited disease that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, affects a person's functional abilities and results in physical, cognitive and psychiatric disorders. Most people develop signs and symptoms in their 30s or 40s, but the disease may emerge even earlier.

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Hospice to host under-roof market

Hospice to host under-roof market

Stepping Stone Hospice is inviting prospective stallholders to take part in their first-ever “Under Roof Market” in Alberton on Saturday, 7 October 2017.

As part of its ongoing fundraising efforts, the hospice has joined forces with the Meyersdal Action Sports Arena to host a “Hobo’s in Action Day”, combined with an Under-Roof Market selling unique arts, crafts and good food. 

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A night to remember

A night to remember

Stepping Stone Hospice’s third annual ‘Come Whine With Me’ event drew over 140 ladies to Glenvista Country Club on the evening of Tuesday, 8 August 2017.

Guest speaker and author, Elanie Kruger, touched the hearts of everyone with her incredible story of survival after being held captive as a sex slave. Her book From Playground to Prostitute is currently in re-print, with talks underway to make a movie of her life story. She spoke candidly about the work she does now to clamp down on human trafficking, sharing some very sobering and eye-opening statistics for the ladies to take note of – especially when it comes to keeping track of children’s online activity.

Debra Wait from Nicholson Smith Distillers got the wine tasting underway with a selection of delicious red, white and rosé varieties, while Trevor and Marelize Howard from Jubilant Gift Boutique in Alberante wowed the ladies with their beautiful exhibition of exclusive gifts and products.

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Family fun walk benefits hospice

Family fun walk benefits hospice

Over 200 eager walkers, dressed in pink and blue, took to the streets of Brackendowns on Saturday, 5 August 2017, as the leadership team of the Brackendowns Baptist Church hosted their very first Family Fun Walk for Cancer in aid of Stepping Stone Hospice.

A team comprising of Stepping Stone Hospice staff and volunteers led the way along the 5km route, as a show of support and gratitude for the initiative which resulted in a whopping R38 000 being raised for the organization.

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Memorial Day at Stepping Stone Hospice

Memorial Day at Stepping Stone Hospice

Stepping Stone Hospice’s Memorial Day will take place on Sunday, 17 September, from 12 noon at the hospice’s In-Patient Unit in New Market Park.

This annual event sees families and friends gather together to remember their loved ones and reconnect with the people who cared for them in their last days.

“This will be our fourth Memorial Day since opening our doors in 2013,” says Stepping Stone Hospice CEO, Tersia Burger. “To date, we have had over 900 patients pass away under our care; people who we remember with love and fondness. On a personal level, I also honour the life of my daughter Vicky Bruce on this day. She was our very first patient, our very first death, and the reason that Stepping Stone Hospice exists at all.”

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Ladies of golf, making a difference

Ladies of golf, making a difference

The Reading Ladies Golf Section held its 11th Annual Charity Golf Day on Wednesday, 9 August 2017, at Reading Country Club, with the day breaking all their previous fundraising records.

One hundred and forty golfers competed on the day, with a Betterball Stableford as the competition format. The father-and-son combination of Joe and James Johnston emerged as the winners on 48 points. The ladies were not far behind, with Wilanda Snyman and Esme Engelbrecht coming in second place on 46 points.

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Alberton Lions Donate to Hospice

Alberton Lions Donate to Hospice

The Alberton Lions recently visited Stepping Stone Hospice to hand over a donation of R12 500 - raised via several fundraising efforts throughout the year.

“We support various organizations in our community and we are very aware of the good work this hospice does, hence our decision to make them one of our beneficiaries,” explains Mark du Plooy, first vice-president of the Alberton Lions.

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Hospice to host ‘Communication, Counselling & Life Skills Course’

Hospice to host ‘Communication, Counselling & Life Skills Course’

Join Holistic Entrepreneur, Marisa Wolheim – a dedicated and passionate trainer with 21 years’ experience in Hospice Care – as she presents a comprehensive 12-week ‘Communication, Counselling & Life Skills Course’ at Stepping Stone Hospice, starting in September.

“I specialize in facilitating a journey within, so you can discover, heal and reclaim yourself from your past, emotions and attitudes,” explains Marisa, who believes in empowering people with the knowledge to understand the realities of life “such as loss, death and grief.”

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Stepping Stone Hospice launches ‘Last Wishes’ campaign

Stepping Stone Hospice launches ‘Last Wishes’ campaign

In a bid to illustrate some of behind-the-scenes work that Stepping Stone Hospice does, as well as to encourage people to donate to the organisation, the Marketing and Fundraising team at Stepping Stone is embarking on an eight-week-long campaign that will highlight some of the last wishes of patients that the hospice has been able to help come true.

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Hospice to host ‘Oppi Plaas met Touch of Class’ evening

Hospice to host ‘Oppi Plaas met Touch of Class’ evening

Join Stepping Stone Hospice at the iconic Meyer Farm on Friday, 1 September, for an intimate evening with the super-talented Deon van der Merwe and Ruhan du Toit from the popular band ‘Touch of Class.’

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Our Events

Events for 2017

Events for 2017
  • Hobo’s in Action: 7 October 2017
  • Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge: 19 November 2017

More information to follow.

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Hobo’s in Action: 7 October 2017

Hobo’s in Action: 7 October 2017

Stepping Stone Hospice, in conjunction with Meyersdal Action Sports Arena, is to host a first-ever “Hobo’s in Action Day”, combined with an Under-Roof Market selling unique arts and crafts and good food.

This fun day is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 7 October, and we are inviting prospective stall-holders to contact us now to book a space to sell your wares.

Whilst teams compete in the Action Cricket and Volleyball arenas, the fun will continue at the market and in the designated kiddies area, complete with jumping castles, face painting and much more.

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‘Last Wishes’ Campaign

A Hospice For My Daughter
The Story of Debbie Townsend
To Feel it, One last Time
The Story of Christo Heymans

What is a Hospice

Hospice is not a place but a ‘philosophy of care’ for people facing a life-limiting illness. It addresses a patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs, and also helps support those who love them.

A common misconception about hospice is that it is ‘a last resort’ and that a person must be bedridden or unable to communicate in order to receive help.

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Our Services

Home Based Care

Home Based Care

Our palliative trained nursing sisters visit patients in their own homes. The nursing sister co-ordinates the care and liaises with other hospice team members such as the doctor, social worker, community care workers, volunteer caregivers and other professionals who may be involved in treating the patient.

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In Patient Unit (IPU)

In Patient Unit (IPU)

Most people choose to receive hospice care in their homes; however, when a symptom such as pain cannot be managed in the home, patients can choose to receive care in our inpatient hospice unit.

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Home Based Nursing

Home Based Nursing

We place trained care-workers in the patient’s home to care for the patient’s needs. The care, according to the patient’s need, can be from one day a week to up to 24 hour nursing, alternating between two care-workers.

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Bereavement Counselling

Bereavement Counselling

Grief is personal and won’t ever be experienced by two individuals in exactly the same way. That person alone knows the depth of their grief and they need to listen to their own inner coping strategies. There are some people who get stuck at a certain point in their grieving journey

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