Serenity Shed celebrates 6th anniversary


OREGON – The Serenity Shed recently celebrated their 6th anniversary.

The Shed opened in downtown Oregon as a bereavement center and volunteer workshop where anyone could come to create. The items created are then sold at their retail center to help support Serenity Hospice.

The Shed has played a significant role in countless lives through the years including children and teens. 

“When experiencing a death, people often tend to focus their attention on the adults grieving and try to distract kids from what they are feeling,” said Cathy Warren, bereavement coordinator and manager of The Shed. “But children and teens need to face their grief head-on just like adults.  They need support, encouragement and resources to help them deal with their emotions.” 

Serenity has expanded their children’s resources to include day camps. The next day camp will be held at the Nash Recreation Center on Oct. 16. If you know someone between the ages of 6-16 who could benefit from such an experience, call Cathy at 815-732-2499 for more information or to register. You may also register through the Oregon Park District online or by phone.

The Shed has also become a distributor for Dixie Belle chalk paint products and they offer a variety of art and crafting classes throughout the year.  They have also teamed up with BerryView Orchards in Mt. Morris who sell their handmade items in their gift shop.  You are welcome to stop by The Shed anytime M-F from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. They are always looking for new volunteers and their grief groups and activities are open to anyone, whether or not they were a hospice family.  For more information, visit their Facebook page or call 815-732-2499.