Kidney PATH

Winter 2021 Workshops - Online Zoom Conference

Kidney PATH - Class #1
Fridays at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Info Session: January 8 at 10:00 - 10:30am
Sessions 1-8: January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5
To register: E-mail [email protected] or fill out the PATH Inquiry Form.

Kidney PATH - Class #2
Tuesdays at 6:00 - 8:00pm
Info Session: January 26 at 6:00 - 6:30pm
Session 1-8: February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23
To register: E-mail [email protected] or fill out the PATH Inquiry Form. 

Kidney PATH - Class #3
Wednesdays at 1:00 - 3:00pm
Info Session: February 17 at 1:00 - 1:30pm
Sessions 1-8: February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14
To register: Contact Ascension at 248-849-5752

These workshops are provided by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan in partnership with the University of Michigan Transplant Center and Ascension Health.

The NKFM is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its programs. To request accommodation contact the PATH team at least ten days in advance at: 800-482-1455 or e-mail at [email protected].

Click here for information regarding Kidney Patient Prep for Coronavirus.
 

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!

 

If you are interested in participating in a Kidney PATH workshop, or are interested in hosting or referring people to a workshop, please click the button to get in touch with the PATH Team.

 

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 aandrews@nkfm.org 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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