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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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Stepping Stone Hospice gives back for Mandela Day

Stepping Stone Hospice gives back for Mandela Day

Members of the clinical team at Stepping Stone Hospice spent the morning of Mandela Day, 18 July, handing out knitted toys and winter warmers to the children and mothers in the paediatric and maternity units at Bertha Gxowa Hospital in Germiston and at South Rand Hospital. The hospice’s community sisters also handed out parcels containing scarves, beanies and blankets to home-based patients in Katlehong and Vosloorus. All of the knitted items were generously made and donated to Stepping Stone by members of the community over the last couple of months.

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New roof for Nurses’ Canteen

New roof for Nurses’ Canteen

The sales team from Group Five’s Everite Building Products spent Mandela Day, 18 July, hard at work repairing the roof of Stepping Stone Hospice’s nurses’ canteen.  Said the Everite team’s Sonja van der Merwe: “For us it’s about having a passion for people and helping where there’s a need. We’re re-roofing the nurses’ canteen behind the In-Patient Unit at Stepping Stone Hospice because we’d like to do something that has a lasting impact.”

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Stepping Stone’s Cycle Challenge Team chosen for 947 visit

Stepping Stone’s Cycle Challenge Team chosen for 947 visit

Stepping Stone Hospice’s Fundraising Manager, Marietjie Tame and Hospice Charity Cycle Team Leader, Judy Joubert, were invited to the 947 broadcasting studios on Tuesday, 4 July, to discuss this year’s Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge and specifically the “Ride for a Purpose” campaign.

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“Come Whine With Me” guest speaker visits Hospice

“Come Whine With Me” guest speaker visits Hospice

This year’s “Come Whine With Me” guest speaker, Elanie Kruger, paid a visit to Stepping Stone Hospice’s In-Patient Unit on Saturday, 8 July, to meet members of the Stepping Stone Hospice team and familiarize herself with the work they do. 

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Alberton LewenSentrum thanks Stepping Stone Hospice staff

Alberton LewenSentrum thanks Stepping Stone Hospice staff

Members of the Alberton LewenSentrum arrived at Stepping Stone Hospice’s In-Patient Unit on Wednesday, 28 June, bearing gifts and lunch for the Stepping Stone team – to say ‘thank you’ for the work the hospice is doing for the community.

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Hospice benefits at bowls final

Hospice benefits at bowls final

The ladies of the Alberton Bowling Club in Florentia recently held a Ladies ‘Trips’ tournament, which ran over five Saturdays during May and June – culminating in a grand final on 24 June. Behind the competitiveness of it all though lay a spirit of generosity, as the Alberton ladies team decided to dedicate the tournament to raising funds for Stepping Stone Hospice. A whopping R10 000, plus an additional R1 231.30 in small change was handed over to Stepping Stone CEO, Tersia Burger, at the prize-giving lunch.

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Family Fun Walk for Stepping Stone Hospice

Family Fun Walk for Stepping Stone Hospice

The leadership team at the Brackendowns Baptist Church is organizing a Family Fun Walk over 5km in aid of Stepping Stone Hospice on Saturday, 5 August 2017, in Brackendowns.

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Flagship of Charity Shops

Flagship of Charity Shops

From a few makeshift shelves in an office to two containers converted into a 2nd hand shop to the beautiful The Charity Shop in Alberton Mall! This is the story of Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services’ journey of creating a fundraising avenue whereby donated 2nd hand goods are being sold and the proceeds being used to strengthen the organization’s fundraising budget.

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Hospice bed giveaway – winners announced

Hospice bed giveaway – winners announced

Mega Couch & Mattress, in partnership with Dynapedic Beds, gave away two beds to the value of R11 000 through a raffle in aid of Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services. The winners were announced on Friday 26 May 2017 – Debi Dare from Alberton won the double bed, whilst Shannon Waters from Alberton won the single bed.

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Stepping Stone Hospice benefits from golf day

Stepping Stone Hospice benefits from golf day

The Dynamic Charity Society, previously known as the Bits and Bytes Group, held their 6th annual Charity Golf Day on Thursday, 25 May, 2017 at the Blue Valley Golf Estate in Midrand. They chose Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services as one of the three charities to benefit from the proceeds and handed over a cheque for the amount of R15 000 to hospice at the prize-giving dinner.

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Bowling for hospice

Bowling for hospice

This past Saturday, 20 May, saw the start of the Alberton Bowling Club’s Ladies ‘Trips’ tournament, which is set to run over five Saturdays during May and June – culminating in a grand final on 24 June. Behind the competitiveness of it all though lies a spirit of generosity as the Alberton ladies team has decided to dedicate the tournament to raising funds for Stepping Stone Hospice.

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Social club welcomes Stepping Stone

Social club welcomes Stepping Stone

Tears flowed freely as Stepping Stone Hospice CEO ,Tersia Burger, addressed the ladies of Café la Plume’s Wednesday ‘Social Club’ in Glenanda on 17 May. Tersia spoke about what she’s learnt about loss and grief after the passing of her daughter Vicky in 2013, who was the inspiration behind Stepping Stone Hospice. “At the beginning it feels like a tsunami, with wave after wave of utter despair hitting you,” said Tersia, adding that “over time the waters begin to calm a little and then, right out of the blue, something triggers a memory and a giant wave appears out of nowhere and hits you again.”

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New charity shop for Stepping Stone Hospice

New charity shop for Stepping Stone Hospice

Great excitement is building at Stepping Stone Hospice as the retail team gets set to open the hospice’s newest charity shop, on 1 June 2017, in the Alberton Mall (opposite the iconic Springbok Pharmacy).

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Stepping Stone Hospice Celebrates Nurses

Stepping Stone Hospice Celebrates Nurses

In celebration of International Nurses’ Day on Friday, 12 May, the clinical team at Stepping Stone Hospice was treated to an ‘appreciation lunch’ at the hospice’s In-Patient Unit in New Market Park, prepared with love by Stepping Stone’s very own Clinical Services Manager, Sr Sheryl Newman and CEO, Tersia Burger.

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A Morning with Jeremy Mansfield

A Morning with Jeremy Mansfield

Stepping Stone Hospice CEO, Tersia Burger, and Fundraising Manager, Marietjie Tame, were invited as guests of the Alberton Record to a breakfast brunch hosted by Alberton High on Friday morning, 12 May. There they met the “the big man” Jeremy Mansfield, who was guest speaker at the breakfast. 

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Our Events

Events for 2017

Events for 2017
  • Family Fun Walk For Cancer: 5 August 2017
  • Come Whine With Me: 8 August 2017
  • Music Evening with 'Touch of Class': 1 September 2017
  • Memorial Day: 17 September 2017
  • Hobo’s in Action: 7 October 2017
  • Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge: 19 November 2017

More information to follow.

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Come Whine With Me: 8 August 2017

Come Whine With Me: 8 August 2017

Date: 8 August 2017 Time: 6:30pm Venue: Glenvista Country Club Guest Speaker: Elanie Kruger Cost: R300 pp includes dinner

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Family Fun Walk For Cancer: 5 August 2017

Family Fun Walk For Cancer: 5 August 2017

Brackendowns Baptist Church 5 Kariba Street, Brackendowns

Start at 7am R100 pp entry fee Closing date for entries - 8 July 2017

Registration will be accepted at the Church on sunday mornings after the service.

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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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