Hospice SLO County News

September 8, 2018

This year SLO County Golden Retrievers donated $1,500 to the Hospice SLO County’s Pet Peace of Mind Program. The mission of the Pet Peace of Mind Program is to enhance and preserve the human-animal bond by ensuring individuals with life-limiting illnesses are able to remain with their animal companions throughout their end-of-life journey.

Deadline Thursday, October 4th, 2018

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Deadline Monday, October 1, 2018

“…these lights will shine in honor of those we love.”

For the past 40 years, Hospice SLO County has been able to offer vital services to your San Luis Obispo County community because of generous business and individual donors like you.

During the 2017-18 fiscal year, community donations and support made it possible for our professional staff and trained volunteers to provide over 12,500 hours in direct services, all free of charge. These ranged from in-home support and caregiver respite, to care management and end-of-life doula support, to grief counseling and community education.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Hospice SLO County invited our volunteers to attend a special Volunteer Appreciation Backyard BBQ on Thursday, May 31st in the parking lot of our San Luis Obispo office. Our staff grilled and treated volunteers to hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers, along with sides, salads and homemade apple pie. Volunteers from all parts of the agency were celebrated and given the opportunity to connect with each other.

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In recognition of Healthcare Decisions Day How do you say goodbye…? Experiencing the death of someone in our life is unique for every one of us. We may say goodbye with love, regret, forgiveness, anger, or even humor. We may find ourselves touched or challenged in unexpected ways. We may have time to prepare with the dying person – or no time at all. And for some of us, we may find that saying goodbye is not one moment, but a process that continues after someone has died.

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May 15th, 2018

In recognition of National Volunteer Month (April), hospice volunteers from agencies Hospice of San Luis Obispo County (Hospice SLO County), Wilshire Hospice and Central Coast Hospice were invited to a private screening of the documentary Lives Well Lived. This screening was made possible by these three hospice organizations and the Palm Theatre, as well as the generous support of the filmmaker of the documentary, Sky Bergman.

May 6th, 2018

When Dennis Meffert, a local law student, and his friends signed up for the Wildflower Triathlon, they saw an opportunity to fundraise for a good cause.

After a discussion with a volunteer from Hospice SLO County, Dennis decided to use the triathlon to fundraise for the volunteer hospice organization.  He printed sponsor forms, asking friends and family members to donate a specified amount if his group completed the course. His friends, Anna Corwin, Tyler Ikeda, Benji Loomis, Kayla Loomis, Bonnie Shiffrar, Mike Shiffrar, Kenan Martin, Coree Oreizi and Darya Oreizi, encouraged their own loved ones to sponsor them. People were asked to pledge as much or as little as they could afford – and it all added up.

On May 6th, Dennis and his friends successfully took part in the Wildflower Triathlon and together raised $1,250 for Hospice SLO County. This amount far exceeded Dennis and his friends’ expectations. In June, they were proud to presenst Hospice SLO County with their generous donation.

For Dennis and his friends, the Wildflower Triathlon was a fantastic weekend made all the more special by their commitment to raise money for a wonderful organization. These young people proved that every donation, no matter how small, truly makes a difference.      

Written by Theresa Ford              
Hospice SLO County Volunteer