News

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

— Abraham Lincoln

Recent Hospice SLO County Announcements

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR FEATURED ENTRANTS

In recognition of Healthcare Decisions Day (Tuesday, April 16), Hospice SLO County invited community members to share their experiences with saying goodbye to a dying person in their life. Please know that these words, art 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.

We extend a warm thank you to everyone who shared their heartfelt work. Our committee was truly moved and inspired by your artwork, poetry and essays.

Click Here to See the Featured Entrants

November 15, 2018

Elizabeth Denny and The Positive Change Movement generously donated a series of beautiful homemade blankets to Hospice SLO County clients who are coping with a life-limiting illness. These blankets will be given to clients who are receiving In-Home or End-of-Life Doula Support. In fall, Elizabeth reached out to Hospice SLO County about coordinating the project after reading about how soft blankets could bring comfort to those who are facing a life-threatening illness. When she shared the idea on her Facebook page, The Positive Change Movement, she found several volunteers who wanted to help make blankets. Hospice SLO County staff was moved by the generosity of this group of crafty volunteers.

November 13, 2018

Each month, St. Barnabas Thrift Shop gives a percentage of its income to a non-profit charitable organization in our community. In October, the thrift shop generously selected Hospice SLO as their charity of the month. On November 13th, St. Barnabas Thrift Shop volunteers presented our staff with a check of $1,345.11. This generous donation will be used to support our services for individuals and families who are facing a life-limiting illness, end of life or grief.

Recent Hospice SLO County Blogs

Grief is such a personal thing and a universal thing at the same time. Something I had found well-meaning friends at home could not entirely grasp. But here, at Hospice SLO, the playing field was leveled. I COULD TALK ABOUT THE LOSS OF MY SPOUSE, MY BEST FRIEND, MY CHOSEN LIFE PARTNER, AND CRY, knowing that my inner pain was understood and accepted.  We all shared a common loss.