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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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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, ...read 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 ...read more

Before I Die . . .

Before I Die . . . ___________ Serenity Hospice & Home is part of ‘Before I Die. . .” an international movement begun by Candy Chang as a social experiment. Check our Facebook page to see where you can find this movable exhibit. ‘Before I Die . . .’ walls are finding ...read more

SH&H Now Thrivent Choice Eligible Organization

Thrivent Choice®: Strengthening communities. Changing lives. Thrivent Choice, the member-advised charitable grant program from Thrivent Financial, continues to be a welcome funding source for churches and nonprofit organizations nationwide. If you are an eligible Thrivent member, you likely are aware of this easy, convenient way to help make a difference for organizations ...read more

Garden & Gazebo Memorial Opportunities

The Gazebo project provides an opportunity to honor or memorialize a loved one while allowing Serenity Home to offer an area for relaxation and meditation for patients and their families. Serenity Home’s grounds are enhanced with the gazebo as well as by the surrounding trees and gardens. We now offer another ...read more

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