Work through Grief by Creating and Re-purposing Furniture
If you or someone you know is dealing with grief there's and organization in Oregon, IL that offers a different technique to help you work through it by creating and re-purposing furniture.
According to this WREX report, Serenity Shed is offering those who have recently lost a loved one a different outlet to help manage and deal with their grief by working on projects.
"It's part of Serenity Hospice and Home. The workshop is stocked with furniture that needs re-purposing. Once the projects are completed, they'll be sold to the public to keep the project running."
Serenity Home Executive Director Lynn Knodle says "It helps them heal through the creativity. It also it reduces stress which then increases serotonin in the brain which then just makes them feel better. They feel like they did something that was successful."
If you're interesting in learning more about what Serenity Shed has to offer you can stop by their open house today or Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. You can take a tour, see some sample pieces staff have created and enjoy refreshments. Serenity Hospice and Home is located at 1658 South IL Route 2, Oregon, IL.
I think that is really neat. Talk about creating beauty for ashes. This is the pure definition of that.