Kidney PATH

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About the Workshop

Kidney PATH provides an accountable and supportive environment for you to learn new techniques to manage a variety of problems associated with kidney disease. Discover effective methods for day-to-day management of ongoing health conditions while engaging with leaders and participants who share experiences similar to yours!



Spring 2020 Kidney PATH Workshops

St. Therese of Lisieux Parish
48115 Schoenherr Road
Shelby Township, MI 48315
Room: Overflow #10*
Mondays from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Information Session:  March 16, 2020
Sessions 1-8: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, & May 4, 11

Southgate Veterans Memorial Library
14680 Dix Toledo Road
Southgate, MI 48195
Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:30pm
Information Session: March 18 at 1:00 – 2:00pm
Sessions 1-8: March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 13

YMCA of Greater Flint
Downtown Branch
411 E 3rd Street, Flint, MI 48503
Tuesdays from 10:00am - 12:30pm
Information Session: March 24 at 10:00 – 11:00am
Sessions 1-8: March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, & May 5, 12, 19

To register call 800-482-1455 or email [email protected]

Click here for the Spring 2020 Kidney PATH Flyer.


Who should participate?

Kidney PATH is appropriate for individuals living with any stage of kidney disease – pre-dialysis, on dialysis, or post-transplant. Caregivers of people living with kidney disease can also participate!

Participants contribute to a brainstorming session 

Workshop Overview

Weeks 1-6 cover a wide scope of self-management techniques including those to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, and sleep problems. In addition, discover ideas for medication management, meeting nutritional needs, and much much more! Learn more about the benefits and topics covered in the first six weeks on our PATH webpage.

During Week 7, apply and expand on tools learned in the previous weeks to managing conditions specifically caused by kidney disease.

In the last session, Week 8, participate in an open discussion with an expert panel of professionals on topics including what can put you on hold for a transplant, financial planning, managing dietary restrictions, and how to work while living with kidney disease.

Check out the Kidney PATH Overview sheet for a quick list of topics covered each session. 

From our leaders and past participants

  • “Being in a group with others who have a similar disease is reassurance that you’re not alone in this battle. It’s good for one another.”
  •  “I really enjoy leading the workshops. [They gave] me an opportunity to practice the skills in an accountable environment.”
  • “I am a caregiver but I felt like I learned a lot for myself and my husband.”
  • “I learned several tools to help me be more healthy and in control of my health.”

Workshops near you

More to come. 

Become a leader

Anyone who has had personal experiences with kidney disease may become a Kidney PATH leader. If you would like to become a Kidney PATH Leader or would like to talk to someone for more information, please fill out the PATH Leader Form

More information

For all Kidney PATH inquiries, please contact Ann Andrews at or (734) 222-9800 ext.204. 

Key Partners & Funders

The Kidney PATH program has been supported through contracts and grants from the University of Michigan Transplant Center, Gift of Life Foundation, and the National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers.

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