At Serenity Point Hospice we provide a number of practical activities which are useful to people in grief. There are tools for putting your thoughts in writing, strengthening and making use of your own supportive network of people, and handling difficult times such as anniversaries and holidays.
Serenity Point Hospice has a community based Grief support group in Fulton County, IL “Finding Serenity” that meets every Wednesday at 4:00pm at the Evangelical Free Church located at 1300 E Chestnut in Canton, IL. Please call our office at 309-435-7050 for more information. It is a free service provided by Serenity Point Hospice and is open to the public.
Grief, a time of change
Grieving is as natural as Crying when you are hurt, Sleeping when you are tired, Eating when you are hungry, Or sneezing when your nose itches. It‘s nature‘s way of mending a broken heart.
Is Grief, OK?
Grieving is a normal process we must all go through. Grief is our reaction to the overwhelming thoughts and feelings which swamp us when we experience a loss. When we think about grief, we most commonly associate it with the death of a loved one, but we also experience grief in other ways. For example, we can experience real loss during a divorce, the end of an engagement, or other breakdowns in our relationships.
How does one grieve in a healthy way?
Grief is healthy when it leads people to acknowledge, understand and accept their loss. The grieving process is hard work and filled with a lot of pain.
Message of Hope…
~My grief lies all within, And these external manners of lament Are merely shadows to the unseen grief That swells with silence in the tortured soul~
Matthew 5:4 ESV
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
John 11:25-26 ESV
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”