Serenity Hospice offering free grief course


OREGON — Serenity Hospice and Home is pleased to announce it will be starting an eight-week class titled “Understanding Your Grief.”  

This class will run each Wednesday from Sept. 22-Nov. 10. The group will meet at The Serenity Hospice Home located at 1658 S. Illinois Rt. 2 just south of Oregon. The time will be in the evening and will be determined by the group at the first class.

The structure of the group will follow the book by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt which covers 10 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,” Warren said. “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 free copy of the book by Dr. Wolfelt. 

Please be aware that in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to be in compliance with the current government recommendations, we will practice social distancing and protect each other by wearing facemasks.  

Please call Serenity Hospice to find out more information about this class at 815-732-2499 and ask for Cathy Warren.  Class sizes are limited so call today!