Online Kidney Disease Support Groups

RSN’s series of topical zoom meetings are informative and so much fun! Topics include the kidney diet, exercise, hobbies and more. Participants need not have a Zoom account. This is a great way to connect with others living with kidney disease, make new friends and learn new things. Sign up for a Zoom room meet up today!

There will be a link provided via email before each meeting. You will have the option of dialing in via a phone or you may access the Zoom web link via to your smartphone, tablet, desktop computer or laptop computer. Please add Info@RSNhope.org as a safe sender to your address book to ensure that you receive the email link.

Registration will be required. Here is a list of upcoming Zoom Meetings. Sign up using the form below this list.

 

Monthly Support Group

RSN’s Monthly Support Group – Finding support beyond that offered by family and friends can help you cope with the life changes of kidney disease. Support groups have shown to reduce loneliness, provide a sense of empowerment, improve coping skills, reduce anxiety, help develop a clearer understanding of what to expect and provide hope for the future. People who attend RSN’s support group share their experiences, strength and strategies to live a hopeful and joyful life. Join us!
Fourth Sunday of every month, 2:00pm – 3:30pm PT
Second Tuesday of every month, 2:00pm – 3:30pm PT
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Exercise

Kidney Kin Fitness. Get your much needed exercise with personal trainer, Edina Tanacs. (Please clear with your doctor that you are ok to do light stretching and exercises.) Have a sturdy chair handy. Classes are one hour long but you can opt to join for the first half hour, the second half hour or the full hour is you have time and are physically able.

Below are the days of the week and times for these classes:
Monday and Wednesday 4:00pm – 5:00pm PT
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Be Fit While you Sit Chair Exercise

Be Fit While You Sit with some synchronized movements to timeless popular music and exercise sequences designed to improve abilities in everyday activities, minimize ailments, and enhance healing. Led by Nicole Simpson, this virtual class with the use of a chair for sitting & balance is effective, gentle, and fun. Great for various conditions from general deconditioning & poor posture to joint issues, injury & disease. People who exercise are known to have better function in daily living that provides benefits such as:

  • Building strength, balance, flexibility, and coordination
  • Lubricates joints, ligaments, and tendons
  • Improves circulation, pain management, mood, and mental wellness
  • Reduces stress, anxiety, and blood pressure through mindful breathing
  • More restful sleep and overall sense of wellbeing

Always check with your doctor before starting any exercise program and go at your own pace.

A typical class is 45 minutes in length with a 3-minute average of introductions & instruction to the virtual aspects in the beginning and at the end with any questions & comments. Classes emphasize posture & proper breathing and includes both a warm up & cool down. Joining in this special community, time flies as you lose yourself in the fun activities and familiar music.

Nicole Simpson is a fitness & wellness professional with over 30 years in the health industry and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology specializing in Exercise Science. Her degree includes an internship in Clinical Exercise Physiology training individuals with different injuries & disease in a gym setting. With over 20 years’ worth of skills in meditation and the eastern arts of yoga, tai chi, and qigong, Nicole is also a wheelchair user with paraplegia due to a spinal cord injury sustained in 2002 and an Ovarian Cancer survivor since 2007! As a group fitness instructor and a personal fitness trainer, she uses her experiences in both eastern & western practices and injury & disease with a passion for dance to bring you Be Fit While You Sit.

Tuesday and Thursday, 12pm (noon) PT, 1pm MT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET, (9 am HT, 11pm AKT).
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Get Creative 

Do you have a passion for creativity? Let’s inspire each other! We’d like to know more about your creative endeavors, no matter what they may be. Share your current or past projects with us!
3rd Friday of each month at 4:00pm – 5:00pm PT  – Starts on June 19, 2020
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Kidney Kin Book Club 

RSN is excited to bring passionate readers together to discuss inspiring stories.
Our next meeting is Sunday, March 6, 2021 4pm – 5pm PT
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For our next book, we have chosen:

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, A coming-of-age crime drama about a girl growing up alone in the marshes of North Carolina.

In Where the Crawdads Sing, Kya is known in her town as the “Marsh Girl.” She grows up in a shack out in the marshes bordering a small village on the coast of North Carolina. Her mother and her four older siblings all leave to get away from their abusive father, leaving her behind to fend for herself. Eventually, her father disappears as well.

Where the Crawdads Sing is part bildungsroman and part crime drama, centered around Kya, a wild and unkempt girl. The book follows the ups and downs of her life. She lives a lonely life, but her story is a hopeful one as well. With a little help, she’s able to survive and even learn to read.

Despite her status as an outcast, her natural beauty catches the eye of two men in town. However, when the body of Chase Andrews, the local hotshot, is discovered in the marshes, she quickly becomes a prime suspect. The fragile life she has struggled and fought so hard to build is at risk.

Space will be limited, use the form below to register: