Workshops & Trainings

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

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 other month at Hospice SLO County.

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."

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.

Do you have a big heart for animals? Are you looking to make a difference in your community? Consider joining our two-day Pet Peace of Mind volunteer training!

Pet Peace of Mind is a national program designed to provide volunteer assistance to keep humans and their beloved animals together through the end of life.

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, January 16, 2020. Classes will be held for 6 consecutive Thursdays from 1:30 - 6 pm at the Hospice SLO County office.

Hospice SLO County invites community members to attend Dancing With Death, a discussion group, from 6 – 7:30 pm on the fourth Monday of every other month at Hospice SLO County

Dancing with Death invites community members to explore topics related to the end of life through films, TV shows, lectures, music and poetry. Each gathering will use a different piece of media as a starting point for rich, engaging, enlightening and sometimes entertaining conversations about a topic that will eventually affect us all.