**6-Week Grief Class Starting September 13th**
Beginning on September 13th, this class is offered to anyone in the community who has experienced the loss of a loved one. We will meet on Wednesday evenings through October 18th from 5-6:30pm at the Serenity Home. Please call the office at 815-732-2499 to register or to speak with Grief Companions, Cathy or Denise, to see if this class might be right for you. Space is limited, so please register early.
If your group meets at the Serenity Home, 1658 S IL RT 2 in Oregon, please use the back parking lot and entrance.
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.
DIAMOND ART meets the 2nd and 3rd Fridays of each month from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Serenity Shed, 131 N 3rd St., Oregon, IL. Please call our office at 815-732-4111 by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday to register. Open to All adults in the community.
YOUNG WIDOWS GROUP meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Serenity Home, 1658 S IL RT 2, Oregon, IL. This group is for ages 55 and under. Please call our office at 815-732-4111 by noon to register.
MEN’S COFFEE GROUP meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Sunrise Restaurant, 116 N. 4th St., Oregon, IL. This group is for all bereaved in the community. Please call our office at 815-732-4111 by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday to register.
AN EVENING SUPPORT GROUP: Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Serenity Home, 1658 S IL RT 2, Oregon, IL, from 5:00 p.m.– 6:00 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.
LUNCH GROUP: 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 LUNCH the 2nd 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.
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.
6-WEEK GRIEF COURSE: Dr. Alan Wolfelt Grief Course Offered Free to the Community. Meets at Serenity Home, 1658 S IL RT 2, Oregon, IL. Please call Cathy Warren or Denise Watts at 815-732-2499 for more information.
The structure of the group follows 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 is facilitated by Cathy Warren, who is Serenity Hospice’s Bereavement Manager. “I am very excited to offer a class like this one,” said Cathy, “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 No One Calls – We will Not Meet. Group size is limited.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Bereavement program funded in part by grants from United Way of Ogle County, Ogle County 708 Mental Health Fund and Rochelle Area Community Foundation