Monday, October 26, 2015

Portland Kidney Group Holiday Get Together

Sunday, November 8: 2-3:00pm
Q Center 4115 N Mississippi Ave.

Coffee/tea and Kidney friendly dessert will be provided.
There is parking in back of building; also, there is bus line #4
that stops by.
If you have questions please call: Yasuyo Tsunemine, LCSW:
Pam 503-289-0936
Troyce 503-333-4959;

                            Sponsored by
Portland Kidney Group & National Kidney

* There will also be a gathering in remembrance of Elizabeth Kemble, at the beginning of this event. *  

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Inclusionary Planning Workshop for patients and professionals invitation

Inclusionary Planning Workshop for patients and professionals 

Brought to you by the Dahlia Movement – Meaningful involvement, true engagement
You’re invited to join us for a lively discussion, interactive activities and great examples of how to include customers and patients in transportation design, planning and implementation of services. Whether you have a challenge you would like to resolve and have no idea how to start or would like to revitalize an ongoing advisory committee, this workshop will provide you with examples of how to approach engagement differently.

When: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
11:00AM – 1:00PM
Where: Ride Connection
9955 NE Glisan
Portland, OR 97220

RSVP: Please RSVP by October 12th. Register online
or call 503-528-1720

Registration required. Space is limited. Lunch provided.
Workshop Agenda:
11:00 Welcome and key note address
11:20 Embracing involvement - Interactive process
11:30 What does it truly mean to engage, excite and motivate
11:50 “Yes and” Exercise – creating an environment for all voices to be heard
12:20 Success of engagement
12:45 What’s next? Opportunities for continued discussions and support
Lunch provided
Stipends and transportation to the workshop available for patients and customers upon request
Professionals are encouraged to bring a patient or consumer

About Ride Connection
As a nonprofit focused on transportation options for the Portland Metro area, independence and community livability is important to Ride Connection. We believe our mission to link accessible, responsive transportation with community needs helps ensure that older adults, people with disabilities and low income individuals are empowered to actively participate in their communities. We work on a neighborhood scale to coordinate services tailored to the specific needs of each community served. Learn more at

About Dahlia
Through a process of involving community members and people with kidney disease as well as medical and transportation professionals, Ride Connection went to the heart of existing transportation challenges for people who receive dialysis treatment. We found that without reliable, flexible and affordable transportation, people need transportation to treatment experienced negative health impacts. With the information gleaned from our inclusionary process, we recently started a pilot project to address these important issues around transportation.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Retreat For Young Adults with CKD

Retreat For Young Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease A Success!

A great evening filled with laughs and wonderful stories

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend! 

A special thank you to our sponsors at: 
 Legacy Foundation, National Kidney Foundation and CNSW OR SW WA chapters