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News and Events

Keep up with your favorite Wilshire family news and events. Whether you want to participate in an event, donate to the cause, or want to stay informed – check in with us!

Conflict and Connection in the Era of COVID-19

Conflict and Connection in the Era of COVID-19 A Conversation with Creative Mediation Creative Mediation at Wilshire Community Services is an essential program of the Wilshire family, helping people in our community navigate challenges in their life and have tough...

The Pillars of Hospice: A Deeper Look at Spiritual Care

The Pillars of Hospice A Deeper Look at Spiritual Care In our society, there are a lot of pre-conceived notions about hospice care. Often those presumptions stigmatize the core intention of hospice and prevent patients and families from taking full advantage of the...

Wilshire Hospice Thrift Store Looks to the Future with Hope

Looking to the Future with Hope A Testimony from our Wilshire Hope Chest Thrift Store Manager, Jenann McLennan Through these ever-evolving times, we look to the small ways in our lives in which we can find hope. Through the sincerity and constant efforts, we see...

How Hospice Volunteering Has Adapted in COVID-19

Hospice Volunteer Trainings Adapt in the Era of COVID-19 An Interview with Steve Willey We recently interviewed our Director of Volunteer and Community Education, Steve Willey, about his process of transitioning our hospice volunteer trainings to a virtual format and...

Wilshire Community Services is here during COVID-19

Wilshire Community Services during COVID-19 Wilshire Community Services is Here for Our Most Vulnerable Community Members We are experiencing unprecedented times. We are all being affected by COVID-19, but our parents, grandparents, friends & neighbors who...

Volunteering for Hospice, Important Now More Than Ever

Volunteering for Hospice A Message from Steve Willey & Volunteer Testimony from Nancy Volunteers are often asked, “How can you do this?” Volunteer frequently respond, “How can I not?” One of the reasons volunteers keep coming back to the work of Hospice over and...

Wilshire’s Response during COVID-19

Wilshire at Work during COVID-19 Wilshire Hospice and Wilshire Home Health Wilshire Hospice and Wilshire Home Health are continuing to serve the community during this time. In an effort to continue to provide quality healthcare during the COVID-19 outbreak, Wilshire...

Solid Strategies for Stopping Age-Related Stress

Solid Strategies for Stopping Age-Related Stress Written by Author Kent Elliot As we age, stress can become more and more of an ongoing concern. When we’re young, our bodies handle stress like nobody’s business. It can be downright remarkable how much stress our...

Wilshire Certified as Great Place to Work, Two Years in a Row

Wilshire Certified as Great Place to Work For the second year in a row, Wilshire is excited to announce their certification as a “Great Place to Work” For the second consecutive year, Wilshire Health & Community Services has been honored by the Great...

JUSTIN Winery Meets with Wilshire Client After Grant Award

Justin Vineyards & Winery Grants Wilshire $5,000 Justin’s Team Meets with Shirley, a Wilshire client to Hear Impact of Services Wilshire Community Services is excited to announce that it was awarded a grant for $5,000 this past spring from Justin Vineyards...

Why I Support Creative Mediation at Wilshire Community Services

Why I Support Creative Mediation By Jason Mockford, Director of Leadership & Service at Cal Poly We interviewed Jason Mockford, a PAC member, current donor & supporter of Creative Mediation at Wilshire Community Services, to find out what drives him to...

Wilshire is Celebrating Older Adult Month

Join Us Celebrate Older Adult Month Join Wilshire as we celebrate Older Adult Month in May. How can you join us? Support ways to help older adults life age in place on the Central Coast 1) Volunteer to become a friendly visitor with an older adult for an hour a week....

Join us in Celebrating Nurses Week at Wilshire

Wilshire Celebrates Nurse’s Week Wilshire Health and Community Services is excited to celebrate our amazing RN and LVN staff this Nurses Week. Our Home Health and Hospice nurses continually dedicate themselves to Wilshire patients and families with compassion...

Wilshire Announces New Board Member, Long-Time Community Member

WILSHIRE ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBER, LONG-TIME COMMUNITY MEMBER Wilshire Health and Community Services welcomes Tom Sherman as a new addition to its Board of Directors.  Tom currently serves as Executive Vice President and Market President for Founders Community Bank,...

Wilshire Health & Community Services Donates to Cuesta College

WILSHIRE DONATES TO CUESTA COLLEGE NURSING PROGRAM Wilshire Health & Community Services recently donated $5,000 to the Cuesta College Nursing in support of its RN, LVN and allied health professionals programs. Wilshire employs many of  Cuesta’s graduates including...

Light Up a Life on the Central Coast

A LOOK BACK ON HOSPICE MONTH Thank you to everyone who participated in Wilshire Hospice’s Celebration of Life, in honor of National Hospice Month. We held four Light Up A Life ceremonies in San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County throughout the month. As we...

New Executive Staff Joins Wilshire Health and Community Services

NEW LEADERSHIP JOINS WILSHIRE AS IT CONTINUES TO INNOVATE & GROW HEALTHCARE ON THE CENTRAL COAST Wilshire Health and Community Services is proud to announce and welcome Ron Yukelson as its Chief Operations & Strategy Officer. Ron’s role will include...

Masons Give to Creative Mediation’s Restorative Dialogue Program

MASONIC LODGE PROVIDES CRITICAL FUNDS FOR YOUTH OFFENDER RESTORATIVE DIALOGUE PROGRAM In October, 2017, Creative Mediation, San Luis Obispo’s local, not-for-profit community mediation center, expanded its conflict resolution programs. The Restorative Dialogue Program...

Wilshire Hospice Donor Luncheon

2018 Wilshire Hospice Donor Luncheon Wednesday April 10, 2018 – Every year, we come together to honor the generous donors of Wilshire Hospice. Without their contributions and support, Wilshire Hospice would not be able to offer a spectrum of services, from music...

Wilshire Volunteer Event to Celebrate National Volunteer Month

Wilshire Volunteer Event This past April, we gathered together all of our wonderful Wilshire volunteers (254 to be exact!) from across our family of services. We celebrated and appreciated them for all the work they have contributed to our community, where in the past...

Celebrating National Nurse’s Week at Wilshire

National Nurses’s Week! This week, we celebrate nurses nationwide, and their selfless dedication to the nursing profession. At Wilshire, we’d like to especially highlight our nurses at Wilshire Hospice and Wilshire Home Health. We are grateful to work...

Lives Well Lived Hospice Volunteer Screening

Lives Well Lived Screening for Hospice Volunteers County-Wide During National Volunteer Month April 30, 2018 – Hospice volunteers from agencies Hospice of San Luis Obispo County, Wilshire Hospice and Central Coast Hospice came together to watch a private...

Dazzling Diamond Total Revenue Over $110,000

Dazzling Diamond Ball Raises Total Revenue Over $110,000 for Older Adults and Families on the Central Coast Wilshire Health and Community Services hosted their annual Dazzling Diamond Ball Fundraiser, made possible by presenting sponsor Marshalls Jewelers, at the...

Dazzling Diamond Ball

Dazzling Diamond Ball Please join us for Wilshire Health and Community Services’s Annual Dazzling Diamond Ball fundraiser brought to you by presenting sponsor Marshalls Jewelers. With an evening of mystery and suspense with Murder in Mind Productions, we invite you to...