Being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease 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 feel better prepared.

Puget Sound Kidney Centers is happy to offer several classes to kidney patients and their friends and family. Watch the video to learn about Survive and Thrive, our course for people recently diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), stages 2-4. For people with CKD stages 4-5, who will soon start treatment, we offer Healthy Options. Following the video, learn more information about both programs, offered throughout the year.

Survive and Thrive
with CKD

Take charge of your health in a fun and interactive 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
  • Duration: 5 hours per class
  • Days: Mondays and Tuesdays in Everett, Mondays and Wednesdays in Arlington, and Wednesdays in Lynnwood.
  • Locations:
    • Arlington at Stillaguamish Senior Center (18308 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington, WA 98223)
    • Everett at Baker Community Center (1401 Poplar St, Everett, WA 98201) or Meadows III Apartments (1131 Rainier Ave, Everett, WA 98201)
    • Lynnwood at Verdant Community Wellness Center (4710 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036)

Registration for 2020 ‘Survive and Thrive’ classes is now open! Class days and times are listed on the form below. 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 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: 5 hours per class
  • Days: Thursday evenings at PSKC dialysis clinics in Everett, Mountlake Terrace and Smokey Point. Click here for addresses.
  • Flexible days at PSKC dialysis clinics in Lakewood, Monroe and Whidbey Island. Call 425-259-1907 to schedule a class.

Registration for 2020 classes is now open! Register for an upcoming Healthy Options session using the form below. Or call 425-259-1907 to register, or to schedule a class in Lakewood, Monroe and Whidbey Island.

View 2020 class dates and times

2020 Survive and Thrive classes

Arlington (times vary – see below)
Session One: May 13, 20, 27; June 3, 10, 17 — 1:30-3:00pm
Session Two: October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9 — 6:00-7:30pm

Everett (times vary – see below)
Session One: March 30; April 6,13,20,27; May 4 — Baker Community Center, 6:00-7:30 pm
Session Two: October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17 — Meadow III Apartments, 1:30-3:00 pm

Lynnwood (6:00-7:30 pm)
Session One: Feb. 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1
Session Two: May 20, 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24
Session Three: September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14

2020 Healthy Options classes

Everett (5:00-7:30 pm)
Session One: January 9, 16
Session Two: April 2, 9
Session Three: July 9, 16
Session Four: Oct. 1, 8

Mountlake Terrace (5:00-7:30 pm)
Session One: February 6, 13
Session Two: May 7, 14
Session Three: August 6, 13
Session Four: November 5, 12

Smokey Point (5:00-7:30 pm)
Session One: March 5, 12
Session Two: June 4, 11
Session Three: September 3, 10
Session Four: December 3, 10

Classes also held in Lakewood, Monroe and Oak Harbor. Call 425-259-1907 for class dates and times 

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

Register for Survive and Thrive, Healthy Options or both 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.