Workshops & Trainings

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

Hospice of San Luis Obispo County will be suspending all in-person support groups, workshops and events in efforts to reduce exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). From March 16 through March 22, 2020 all groups, meetings and individual counseling will be cancelled. This will allow our staff time to prepare for a shift in supporting our clients and the community through virtual means. We will continue to provide as many of our services including: care management and individual/group counseling.  Click Here to Learn More.

We anticipate a year of growing comfort with our own mortality and vitality, as we gather together for discussion, reflection and hands on experiences. This class will explore:

  • Life and death (with an emphasis on life)
  • Connecting with yourself and others
  • Practicing gratitude
  • Sitting in silence
  • Forgiveness
  • Skilled listening
  • Feelings around dying and death
  • Living a well-lived life

We will be using Stephen Levine's works, A Year To Live and Who Dies for the foundation of the class.


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.

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

Our free comprehensive 30-hour In-Home Volunteer Training will be offered on Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14 & 21 (Mondays for eight weeks) from 2-5 p.m. on Zoom.


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."