Workshops & Trainings

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

SURVIVING AND THRIVING AS A FAMILY CAREGIVER

A FREE 6-Session Caregiver Education and Support Course

Empower yourself to face a changing future knowing you are not alone on your journey. This practical road map to caregiving provides you with the tools and techniques to handle the everyday challenges of caring for a loved one, including one with Alzheimer's, other forms of dementia or cognitive impairment. Includes emotional grounding exercises, coping skills for ongoing grief and loss, real-life caregiving techniques, dementia tips, and resources for self-acceptance.

Please call Deborah Bayles at 805-544-2266 to preregister for this workshop.  Preregistration IS required to attend.

Topic Include:

  • Setting boundaries
  • Working through denial, anger, and loss
  • Creating your own safety nets
  • Dealing with present and future grief
  • Practicing self-care
  • Handling difficult behaviors
  • Developing a personal caregiver bill of rights
  • Overcoming caregiver guilt
  • Accepting peer support-you are not alone!

Class meeting dates are as follows:

  • April 7, 2017
  • April 21, 2017
  • May 5, 2017
  • May 19, 2017
  • June 2, 2017
  • June 16, 2017

Please call Deborah Bayles at 805-544-2266 to preregister for this workshop.  Preregistration IS required to attend.

Hospice SLO offers a training course to prepare volunteers to work in the homes of those with terminal illness. Participants must attend all classes below to be eligible to volunteer. 

Date: April 17, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Hospice SLO County, 1305 Pacific Street, SLO, CA 93401

Date: April 21, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Hospice SLO County, 1305 Pacific Street, SLO, CA 93401

Date: April 22, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Place: Hospice SLO County, 1305 Pacific Street, SLO, CA 93401

Date: April 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Place: Hospice SLO County, 1305 Pacific Street, SLO, CA 93401

*Space is limited, so if you are interested be sure to call the office to get your name on the roster (the last training filled up quickly). Also fill out the attached pre-training questionnaire and return ASAP. We must have that prior to the start of the training.*