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Petro Hartslief

KwaZulu Natal Manager

Petro Hartslief

Kim began working for Alzheimer’s SA in 2013 as a social worker and transitioned to the role of KZN regional manager in January 2018. She was born in Johannesburg where she qualified as a social worker before moving to Pietermaritzburg to begin her career and complete her Masters degree in social work. Kim previously worked for the Pietermaritzburg Mental Health Society and PADCA Care of the Aged. She is grateful to work with a dedicated and passionate team who between the six of them have worked for the region for 60 years.

General Inquiries

The Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Association was established in 1985 and the Gauteng regional office in 2000.  It was transformed into ASA NPC in 2014.

Dementia is a progressive and degenerative disease of the brain which affects memory, language skills, visual perception, disorientation, capability to focus, to pay attention, to reason and to make decisions.  In South Africa 1 of 10 people over the age of 65 and internationally 1 of 3 people over the age of 85 are diagnosed with the disease. The disease impacts the person living with dementia, their families and community on a personal, relational, psycho-social, and financial level.

FACT – Dementia does not discriminate, any one of us can be affected; – former heads of states – or even YOU!

Do you know someone who is living with dementia or who has a family member or loved one living with dementia?

We render services across all the districts in Gauteng to persons living with dementia and their families irrespective of race, gender, religious orientation, or financial standing. The services include psycho-social support and counselling; education and guidance on care choices; support groups; training of care givers, including family members as carers; and finally, awareness raising and advocacy.

REGIONAL OFFICE

Killarney 14
12 Hilton Street
Eldoraigne
Petro Hartslief
Mobile: 082 781 7800
managergp@alzheimers.org.za

JHB OFFICE

113 Mount Street
Bryanston
Nancy Kalaba
Tel: 011 792 2511/8387
info@alzheimers.org.za
National Helpline 086 010 2681

SOWETO OFFICE

246 Tau Street
Sports Hall Diepkloof
Tel: 079 5911304
Soweto Coordinator
Lorraine Sepeng
soweto@alzheimers.org.za

PRETORIA OFFICE

29 Lion Street
Sterrewag
Pretoria
Mobile:  082 821 4862
socialworkergp@alzheimers.org.za

Services

Individual psycho-social support and counselling
These sessions can be provided face-to-face or online via video or telephone for persons living with dementia and their families.

Support Groups
Support groups for person living with dementia in early stages as well as for family members of those living with dementia is available in several areas in Gauteng. Meetings are held monthly. For further details please see our list of support groups and the contact details.

Training
We have a number of training courses available for anyone interested in knowing more about dementia; for care givers at home, in the community and at residential facilities; for multi-professional team members, including health practitioners, social workers, psychologist, nurses, community workers, social auxiliary workers and traditional healers.

Current courses available

  • One-day workshop (everybody with an interest in dementia disease)
  • Two-day workshop (family members, care givers at home and in facilities, social auxiliary workers, community workers, volunteers)
  • Four-day workshop (multi-professional team)

Courses can also be presented in a modular way to meet the need of the group or organisation who require the training.

Awareness
We do awareness raising and advocacy on dementia through, talks, presentations, lectures, workshops to organisations, students and communities. You can invite us to your expo’s, wellness days and health and mental health campaigns.

Become a Volunteer

We need volunteers with a passion for persons living with dementia and their families who can get involved in the following ways:

We need mental health professionals who can get involved in our regional advisory committee; assist with training; and establishing and running of support groups.

We need professionals with expertise in law and finances to get involved in our regional advisory committee.

We need passionate community members who can assist with awareness raising and advocacy, marketing and fundraising, and door to door campaigns in communities. If you are interested contact managergp@alzheimers.org.za.

Become a friend or corporate friend of Alzheimer South Africa Gauteng

Individual Friends of ASA pay an annual fee of R150. (Benefits include regional newsletter, 10% reduction in fees for training, resource list, helpline and library services).  If you join now your fees will be valid until February 2022.

Corporate Friends of ASA pay an annual fee of R500. (Benefits include regional newsletter, 10% reduction in fees for staff attending training, helpline, resource listing and library services). If you join now your fees will be valid until February 2022.

Donate Today

You have the option to sponsor specific services such as training, home-base care, counseling, vouchers for non-paying beneficiaries and stipends for community workers or for general operational cost.  You can contribute with a once off donation or a monthly donation.  

BANK DETAILS

First National Bank
Acc No.62174204934
Branch Code: 253705
Branch: Northcliff.

Please email proof of payment to admingp@alzheimers.org.za.

A Section 18A tax certificate is available on request.

Social Media

Follow Alzheimer’s SA Gautengl region on the following networks.

Our Gauteng Team

Nancy Kalaba
Social Worker

Lorraine Sepeng
Soweto Coordinator

Nokuthula Zindela
Community Worker

January 2020 Newsletter

Newsletter January 2020

Gauteng’s Newsletter

This newsletter covers Alzheimer’s SA KZN’s highlights over the last six months. Features include feedback from our World Alzheimer’s Day event in September, the Border2Beach Campaign and a visit from German volunteer, Dr Bautz. Veronique Hiom, an audiologist, answers the question: is there a connection between dementia and hearing loss? The newsletter is jam packed with tips and advice for caring for people living with dementia as well as more details regarding our services. If you would like to be added to our database to receive our bi-annual newsletter and information about upcoming events and trainings, please email Kim on managerkzn@alzheimers.org.za. Download and read the newsletter for more information.  

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