Serenity Recognizes National Hospice Month

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month is November. As part of their commitment to well-being, Serenity Hospice believes strongly in holistic treatments for the body, mind and soul. To celebrate National Hospice Month, Serenity is offering free Self-Care Classes open to the public. The class will focus on nutrition (try more

Serenity CNA Raises over $3000 for Suicide Prevention

  Serenity Hospice CNA Jen Bemis knows the heartbreak of suicide all too well.  Her father killed himself in 1988 and earlier this year Jen received the unimaginable news that her 23 year-old-niece had also killed herself. “Suicide has impacted my life not once, but twice,” said Bemis.  “That is why more

Serenity Hosts the Bread Monk

Serenity Hospice was proud to host Father Dominic the Bread Making Monk to a large crowd recently in Rochelle.  Father Dom is an award winning cookbook author, children’s author and he had a cooking show on PBS.  He lives at the St. Bede Abbey near Peru, IL.  Many of the more

Local Men Sell Firewood to Benefit Serenity

Serenity House does an amazing job giving comfort and dignity to individuals with health issues,” said Mike Austin, “This is our way of thanking them for what they do.” Austin and Leon Kitzmiller sell wood to benefit Serenity. They split the wood and put it in a trailer parked at more

Oregon Girls Soccer Team Plants Flowers at Serenity

The Oregon High School Girls Soccer team chose planting flowers at Serenity Hospice & Home as their service project this year.  “As a team it’s important to work together on the field and it’s important to work together in our community to make it a better place,” said team Captain more

Serenity Receives Zero Citations from the State—-again!

Serenity Hospice Has Zero Deficiencies   For the sixth year in a row, Serenity Hospice and Home has received zero deficiencies on their annual survey conducted by the Illinois Department of Public Health.  “We are very pleased by the results of the recent survey,” said Executive Director Lynn Knodle.  “We take great more

2018 Garden Luncheon a Success

The buzzing bee theme of Serenity's Annual Garden Luncheon was a big success!  The decorations made by Mary Meiners and Pam Gambrel were adorable and we even had guests arrive dressed for the occasion as bees!  We had two adorable guests, Grahm whose mother works for Serenity, and Addison whose more

Serenity’s Dr. K Wins Award

Serenity Dr. Named YWCA Woman of Achievement Dr. Juliette Kalweit,  a doctor for Serenity Hospice and Home and also at Swedish American hospital, was recently named a Woman of Achievement at the YWCA Leadership Luncheon in Rockford.  Dr. Kalweit, exemplifies excellence, commitment to success and is a role model for future more

Man’s Last Wish Granted

“I left home at 15 and had to support myself,” said the 78-year old Charles Lutzow.  “I ushered at the Coranado Theater and it was very beautiful and grand. I met lots of famous people.” Life then took over and he had children and other jobs and served in the military, more

Serenity’s Memorial Walking Trail

Serenity’s Memorial Walking Trail A new way to memorialize your loved one, is Serenity’s new Memorial Walking Trail.  We are currently in the fundraising stages of this unique trail which will wind its way through the beautiful countryside surrounding Serenity Home.   If you are interested in supporting this project, we are more

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