For 37 years, Hospice SLO County's Light Up A Life season has offered special ceremonies at locations throughout San Luis Obispo County for remembrance of loved ones who are no longer present but certainly not forgotten. The lantern symbolizes light as we are guided through life's darker times and illumination of love and remembrance.
This year, a remembrance ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 30 at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. The ceremony will also be streamed live and available for viewing on our website: https://hospiceslo.org.
For a $25 donation or more, your loved one's name will be read at the Remembrance Ceremony. You can choose to have a name read "in memory" or "in honor" and that preference will be noted during the ceremony. You may also remember your pet and have its name read aloud in memory.
Hospice SLO County Information
Throughout the year, all Hospice SLO County services are provided without charge to clients, their families, or third party payers. However, they are not without cost to provide. We rely on the financial support of individuals and businesses in the community and your gift is extremely important to continuing our 43 year mission of providing an additional layer of support and a safety net for families facing a life-limiting illness, in-home respite care regardless of treatment choices, end of life education and support, or grieving a death regardless of when, how, or where it occurred.
During the 2019-20 fiscal year, over 180 volunteers provided services valued at $343,242.00!!
3,460 hours- In-Home Respite Care
1,121 hours- End-of-Life Doula Support
878 hours- Threshold Singing
200 hours- Heart in Hand Services
431 hours- Pet Peace of Mind
1,202 hours- In-Office Support
3,378 hours- Individual/Family Grief Counseling Sessions
540 hours in 402 Facilitated Support Groups