Stories of Care

Serenity’s Dr. K Honored with 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

The Quilts of Serenity

               There’s an old proverb that says, “One who sleeps under a quilt is comforted by love.” The many quilts at Serenity Hospice and Home were all made with love and bring warmth and comfort to the patients and their families. “The quilts were one of the first things I noticed ...read more

Mr. Woodin

Serenity patient Gerald Woodin loved his basement. He had a workshop there and the space held some wonderful memories. When Serenity caregivers Tiffany and Stephanie helped him down those stairs for the last time they were amazed to find not only a workshop, but a bar and dance floor as ...read more

Go Fund Me Gives Serenity $1K

Serenity Hospice and Home was given $1000 from gofundme.com. This large international fundraising website was a part of Serenity’s 100 Miles for Hospice walk on the Pacific Crest Trail by Jim Cole from Polo. “Mr. Cole was going to walk the trail with his sons and wanted to turn it into ...read more

Serenity Grants Last Wish

“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

Grandmother Passes Love of Volunteering to Granddaughter

The passing of our ideals, beliefs and priorities down to our children and grandchildren help weave the fabric of our culture and our society.   One local woman, Susan Davis, is doing just that with her granddaughter, Julie. “I want her to know how important Serenity Hospice is to me,” said ...read more

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