Classes

Being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be overwhelming for you, your family and your friends. Knowing more about what to expect, what you can do now to slow the progression of kidney disease and what your treatment options are will help you be better prepared.

Puget Sound Kidney Centers is happy to offer several in-person and virtual classes to kidney patients and their friends and family. With virtual classes you can join classes from anywhere, through your computer or smart phone.

Survive and Thrive is a program for people with CKD stages 2-4. This program focuses on healthy lifestyle behaviors to protect and stabilize kidney function. For people with CKD stages 4-5, who will soon start treatment, we offer Healthy Options Classes. Community Classes are for anyone who wants to learn about kidneys, healthy eating or other ways to protect your kidneys. Learn more information about all our classes below.

Special thanks to supporters of our community education programs:

Premera BlueCross, Verdant Health Commission, Molina Healthcare and MUFG Union Bank.

Survive and Thrive
with CKD

Take charge of your health in a fun and interactive, in-person or virtual, learning environment. This 6-week program is for people with CKD stages 2-4, their family and friends. In weekly classes you will learn about kidneys and what they do, how to promote kidney health with good nutrition and lifestyle changes, how to make a plan for your life and learn about treatment choices.

  • Cost: FREE
  • Classes in series: Six classes
  • Duration: 1.5 hour
  • Days: Wednesday afternoons or evenings

Click here to see flyer with all 2024 class dates and times.

Classes are offered throughout the year. To register click here. You can also call 425-259-1907 with questions or to register over the phone.

Healthy Options

kidney patient education class

This 2-week program is for people with CKD stages 4-5, who are preparing for dialysis or transplant. Family and friends are also welcome to sign up. In these in-person or virtual classes you will learn about kidney disease and treatment options, dialysis access choices, healthy eating, living with kidney disease and how to choose a treatment that is right for you.

  • Cost: FREE
  • Classes in series: Two
  • Duration: 1.5 hour
  • Days: Thursday afternoons or evenings

Click here to see flyer with all 2024 class dates and times.

Classes are offered throughout the year. To register click here. You can also call 425-259-1907 with questions or to register over the phone.

Community Classes

Puget Sound Kidney Centers offers free, one-hour community presentations on kidney health and healthy eating.

Classes include topics about healthy eating, kidney health, plant protein, fitness and exercise, advanced care planning and making healthy changes in your life.

Cost: FREE
Classes in series: One
Duration: 1 hour each
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons

Register at the links below.

Register for Community Classes

Mediterranean Made Easy
Virtual – March 19, 2024 at 2:00 PM PDT.

Have you heard that the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest diets of all time? Did you know it can also help to protect your kidneys? This session will teach you how to make Mediterranean eating part of your daily lifestyle. It includes a cooking demonstration and the opportunity to learn a tasty, new recipe.

Power Up with Plant Protein
Virtual – April 16, 2024 at 2:00 PM PDT.

Taught by a Renal Dietitian, this virtual class will teach you the basics of plant protein and why you should be including more into your meals. This session includes a cooking demonstration and the opportunity to learn a tasty, new recipe.

Advance Care Planning: It’s About the Conversation
Virtual – May 7, 2024 at 2:00 PM PDT.

Taught by a licensed social worker, this course will encourage you to start planning ahead for the future medical care you would want in the event of an unexpected illness or injury. This class includes a free, easy-to-use advance directive document and resources to help get you started.

Back to Basics: Simplify Nutrition
Virtual – June 18, 2024 at 2:00 PM PDT.

Feeling confused by nutrition advice? You are not alone! Nutrition can be a complex topic, but it does not have to be. Taught by a registered dietitian, this class will help you navigate the world of nutrition by going back to the basics. Whether you are new to healthy eating or want to refresh your knowledge, join us for this fun class and learn how to think like a dietitian while exploring the power of nutrition.

Register for ‘Survive and Thrive with CKD’ or ‘Healthy Options’ classes

Registration is required to access the classes. Register by filling out the form below. If you’d like to register for both classes, you can do so by filling out the form just once.