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Thank you to our wonderful community for supporting a different type of Bingo Bonanza this year! 

Thank you to the Women’s Alliance of SLO for their commitment and ability to pivot and make the most out of a long standing, traditional event.

Thank you to our Sponsors for continuing to support a virtual event! 

You all made the online auction a big success! The amount raised was $11,702.00!

Thank you to Bob Shanbrom for introducing Hospice SLO County to Paul Denniston, the creator of Grief Yoga ®.

If we are alive, we experience loss. When we are suffering, feeling grief is our response. Losing someone or something we cared about brings about grief in our mind and spirit. When it is not expressed, sadness and anger can get stuck in our body because the body remembers.

As challenging as it is to deal with such suffering, the grief is actually incredible self-knowledge that can be used as fuel to open ourselves up to more love. Grief Yoga combines many forms of yoga to help release grief and to connect us to the gift of life.

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In recognition of Healthcare Decisions Day (Thursday, April 16), we invited the community to share their experiences with saying goodbye to a dying person in their life. Their words and perspective will help spread awareness about the importance of advance care planning and some of the many ways of saying goodbye in times of dying.

Please enjoy these submissions selected by the judges for their “relevance, thought, heart and importance in being shared during this time of COVID-19.”

GOODBYE SYLVIA
By Ted Siegler

THE SHAPE OF DEATH
By Judith Bernstein

OUR LAST GOODBYE ON THIS SIDE OF GOODBYE
By Jo Anne Ottosen

A FRONT ROW SEAT
By Jill Landry

Recent Hospice SLO County Blogs

I am moved by the gratitude of the caregivers for what seems to be so little for me to give.

“Educating about end of life care and how each of us owes it not only to ourselves but also to our loved ones to make sure our wishes are thought out, expressed, and documented is a passion for me. Hospice SLO County offers assistance with accessing, understanding and completing Advance Healthcare Directives and POLST without charge. If you have an interest in getting started on the conversation, call (805) 544-2266.”

"You will not find a more worthy organization that holds up your community in the very worst of times at no charge to anyone, ever".