RSN Monthly Support Group Meeting

kidney disease support group and patient education meetings

RSN’s monthly Support Group meetings for people who have kidney disease and their family members.

Select Upcoming Meeting Date:
December 23, 2018 – 4th Sunday of the Month

Finding a network of support beyond that offered by family and friends can help you cope with problems or major life changes having this disease can bring. Members of RSN’s support group are people living with kidney disease who can share experiences and advice and offer hope. It can be comforting and helpful just to talk with and get to know other people who are in the same situation. A support group will not replace your standard medical care, but it can be a valuable resource to help you cope. You are NOT alone. RSN orders an assortment of drinks, sandwiches and desserts for attendees.

Who knows, you may make a new special friend like Bill and Ginger.

Consider starting your own group if you are not able to attend RSN’s support group because of distance and there is no group in your area. Listen to this KidneyTalk™ show for inspiration: Starting a Support Group

Visit our Renal Resources by State guide to find what groups might be in your area.

RSN’s Support Group meetings are open to people who have kidney disease and their family members. 4th Sunday of the Month (excluding some holidays) from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm PT.

Studio Hope
621 East Glenoaks Blvd. #B
Glendale, CA 91207
(818) 543-0896

Email us at with any questions.

Recent attendees of RSN’s Kidney Disease Support Group Meeting at Studio Hope in Glendale Ca.


What people are saying about the Renal Support Network Support Group:

“My first contact with Renal Support Network (RSN) was by happenstance. A friend of mine wanted to attend a support group meeting held by RSN and I just went along for the ride with no intention of actually attending the meeting. As GOOD luck would have it, I did attend the meeting and found a wonderful group of compassionate, understanding, and supportive people at RSN who selflessly gave of themselves to help the attendees. I was hooked and could not wait until the next meeting a month later. Fast forward to the present and now I volunteer at any possible opportunity. I see how Lori Hartwell and her staff and programs affect people in such a positive way. I personally have seen attendees to the support group meeting walk in with a heavy heart and leave hopeful for the future, just as I did over a year ago.” – mbgc

Lori Hartwell and Cher Thomas at Renal Support Network Support Group Meeting in Glendale Ca.
Lori Hartwell and Cher Thomas at RSN’s Kidney Disease support Group meeting in Glendale Ca.

“It’s hard to believe but it has been one year this month that I met Lori Hartwell and the crew at the Renal Support Network. I was referred to Lori by a Nurse at my clinic and that has turned out to be some of the best advice I have ever received. I first went to a RSN support meeting seeking to see firsthand how others were dealing with the same illness that I had. My life was changed at that meeting. Lori has taught me to lift the spirits of other patients by telling my own story while listening to theirs. I have made a few fortunes over the years but none have equaled the values of life that Lori has shared with me. Lori Hartwell and the Renal Support Network have taught me how to help people smile and cope and in turn that puts a big smile on me! I haven’t missed a support group meeting since that very first one last year. In fact, I now attend RSN’s support group every month as well as volunteer for anything and everything I can to help others. Thank you Lori Hartwell!” – Cher Thomas