RSN Zoom Room Meetings

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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Chair Yoga & Dance

Chair Yoga & Dance led by Nicole Simpson is an adapted form of chair yoga with a dance component using integrated yoga moves coordinated to lyrics of timeless popular music. The class starts with a warmup, then a dance segment where the main moves are introduced prior to each song, and finishes with a segment of some yoga exercises & cool down. This style is gentle, effective, and fun with an emphasis on posture and proper breathing.

Great for various conditions from general deconditioning & poor posture to joint issues, injury & disease. Participants gain better function in daily living activities with benefits such as:

  • Builds strength, balance, and flexibility with the added benefit of coordination through dance
  • Lubricates joints, ligaments, and tendons
  • Improves circulation, pain management, and mood
  • Reduces stress, anxiety, and blood pressure through mindful breathing
  • More restful sleep and overall sense of wellbeing

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. Joining in this special community, time flies as you lose yourself in the fun activities and familiar music.

Nicole Simpson is a fitness and 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 Chair Yoga & Dance.

Every Tuesday and Thursday 11:00am – 11:45am PT
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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. Reading a good book offers solace and distraction and it can also be a way of engaging with others who enjoy a good summer read.

We’ll start on June 13th with an introduction to RSN’s Book club and a book will be announced. We’ll all have a few months to read the chosen book, then on Sunday, September 12th there will be a video chat about the book.

Join us and your kidney kin friends, grab a snack and let’s get this book club going!

First Meeting – Sunday June 13, 4pm – 5pm PT
Second Meeting – Sunday September 12, 4pm – 5pm PT
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Space will be limited, use the form below to register: