Workshops & Trainings

Hospice staff and volunteers offer diverse educational presentations and workships to community members and health professionals.

Our heart is a drum; it beats with a natural rhythm of life… Join us for our monthly Heart Rhythms Drum Circle on the first Friday of every month.

Follow the leader for a two-hour session of drumming as a group. Drumming can relieve stress, release tension and provide an outlet for anxiety. When we drum together, we embrace community and escape isolation.

A Year To Live is an opportunity to examine life and death, with an emphasis on life; specifically, living a well-lived life. We will explore details of life as sitting in silence, skilled listening, connecting with yourself and others, practicing gratitude, and practicing forgiveness. We will also have deep conversations about the feelings that come up around the subjects of dying and death.

Join the conversation... Hospice SLO County invites community members to attend a Death Cafe from 6 – 7:30 pm on the fourth Monday of every month at Hospice SLO County.

In observance of Memorial Day, Death Café will not be held in May. Our next Death Café will be Monday, June 24, 2019.

Death Cafes are offered all over the world, providing individuals the opportunity to talk openly about death and dying. These casual gatherings aim to "increase awareness of death while helping people make the most of their (finite) lives."

For the past 40 years, Hospice SLO County has depended on the generosity and time of volunteers who offer their voices for kindness, listen with ears of compassion, and open their hearts with love.

Our comprehensive 30-hour In-Home Volunteer Training will begin on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Classes will be held on Thursdays, 1:30 – 6 pm at Hospice SLO County in San Luis Obispo.