Grief Groups

Until further notice due to Covid-19 our groups will meet at the Serenity Home, 1658 S IL RT 2, Oregon, IL.  Please use the back parking lot and entrance. You will need a mask to enter the building.

Bereavement Support Groups

Grief groups are sponsored by Serenity Hospice and Home and open to anyone in the community who has suffered a loss. We ask that you call our office at 815-732-4111 and let us know you will be attending a particular group so that we are able to provide adequate supplies.

Virtual Grief Group meets on the first Wednesday each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. This group is open to ALL adult bereaved in the community. There is no fee to attend. To register you must call                            815-732-4111 or e-mail with your e-mail address by noon on Tuesday. All you need is a tablet, audio/video capable computer, or a smart phone.

AN EVENING SUPPORT GROUP: Meets the third Thursday of each month at the Serenity Home, 1658 S IL RT 2, Oregon, IL, from 5:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m. This group is open to ALL adult bereave persons in the community.

C.A.F.E. (Coffee and Friends etc.) meets the second Friday of each month from 9:00 a.m.. – 10:00 a.m. at Serenity Home, 1658 S IL RT 2, Oregon, IL. This group is open to ALL adult bereaved persons in the community.

CHILDREN/TEEN GRIEF: Watch Facebook, our website, and local newspapers for information about upcoming workshops or events for those 18 and under. One on one meetings are available anytime.  Please call 815-732-2499 and speak with Bereavement Coordinator, Cathy Warren.

Dr. Alan Wolfelt Grief Course Offered Free to the Community Serenity Hospice and Home offers an 8 week grief course that  meets at Serenity Home, 1658 S IL RT 2, Oregon, IL.  Please call Cathy at 815-732-2499 to find out information about the next session.

The structure of the group will follow the book by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt which covers ten touchstones in the areas of physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual growth to help you through the grief process. Wolfelt has written many books about healing after the loss of a loved one and is considered a leading grief educator. The class will be facilitated by Cathy Warren, who is Serenity Hospice’s Bereavement Coordinator. “I am very excited to offer a class like this one,” said Warren. “Our grief groups are usually open-ended and people come and go as they travel through their own journey of grief. This is a more structured approach and the participant will know exactly when it will end.” Each participant will receive a copy of the book by Dr. Wolfelt.

Please call Serenity Hospice to find out the next starting date of this class and to find out more information 815-732-2499.

If you don’t like eating alone and would like to go out for a meal with others who have experienced grief, please join our volunteers for BREAKFAST on the third Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at River’s Edge Inn, 2303 West 1st Street, Dixon, IL or meet for LUNCH the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sunrise II Family Restaurant, 101 W 2nd Street, Byron, IL.  These meetings are for fellowship and sharing by those who have survived the death of a family member. Each person will be responsible for his/her own meal from the menu.

If No One Calls – We will Not Meet.

INDIVIDUAL VISITS are available by appointment.

For more information about any of these Bereavement Support Group Meetings or to make an individual appointment, please contact the Serenity Hospice and Home office at 815-732-4111 or e-mail or

Bereavement program funded in part by grants from United Way of Ogle County and Ogle County 708 Mental Health Fund.

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