Being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease can be overwhelming for you, your family and your friends. Knowing more about what to expect, what your treatment options are and what you can do now to slow kidney disease down 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 below to learn about Survive and Thrive, our course for people recently diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, and read more about that and Healthy Options, our program for people who will soon start treatment, below.

Survive and Thrive
with CKD

Take charge of your health in a fun and interactive learning environment. If you’ve been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, join us for our free, six-week course to learn how to live well with chronic kidney disease.

You’ll find out how to slow kidney disease down, learn about treatment options and get useful nutrition and exercise tips that promote kidney health. You’ll also be treated to healthy (and tasty!) cooking demonstrations.

  • Cost: FREE
  • Classes in series: Six (in Lynnwood or Smokey Point) or three (in Everett)
  • Duration: 1.5 hours per class
  • Time: Depends on location.
  • Locations:
    • Lynnwood, WA (Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood)
    • Smokey Point, WA (Stillaguamish Senior Centers, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington)
    • Everett (class dates and online registration coming soon)

Registration for 2019 ‘Survive and Thrive’ classes in Lynnwood and Smokey Point is now open! Register using the form below. You can also call 425-259-1907 with questions or to register over the phone.

Healthy Options

kidney patient education class

If you have chronic kidney disease and will soon be starting treatment, our Healthy Options class will help you feel better prepared. Your friends and family are also welcome to sign up.

The first class, taught by one of our dialysis nurses, covers how your kidneys work and treatment options, including both in-center dialysis and home dialysis. The second class covers nutrition and adjusting to life with kidney disease. It’s taught by a renal dietitian, social worker and members of the Road Back To Life, a support group for patients.

  • Cost: FREE
  • Classes in series: Two
  • Duration: 2.5 hours per class
  • Location options: Everett, Mountlake Terrace, Smokey Point, Monroe, Whidbey Island
  • Day / Time: Thursday evenings (5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) in Everett, Mountlake Terrace, Smokey Point; Wednesday evenings (5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) in Monroe and Whidbey Island

Registration for 2019 classes is now open! Register for an upcoming Healthy Options session using the form below. Questions about Healthy Options classes? Call 425-259-1907.

View 2018 and 2019 class dates and times

2018 Healthy Options classes

Smokey Point (5 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.)
Dec. 6 and 13, 2018

2019 Survive and Thrive classes

Lynnwood (6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
Session One: Feb. 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3
Session Two: May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26
Session Three: Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13

Smokey Point Classes (1:30 – 3 p.m.)
Session One: May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19

2019 Healthy Options classes

Everett (5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
Session One: Jan. 3, 10
Session Two: April 4, 11
Session Three: July 11, 18
Session Four: Oct. 3, 10

Mountlake Terrace (5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
Session One: Feb. 7, 14
Session Two: May 2, 9
Session Three: Aug. 1, 8
Session Four: Nov. 7, 14

Smokey Point (5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
Session One: March 7, 14
Session Two: June 6, 13
Session Three: Sept. 5, 12
Session Four: Dec. 5, 12

Monroe (5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
Session One: March 20, 27
Session Two: Sept. 18, 25

Whidbey Island (5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
Session One: April 10, 17
Session Two: Oct. 2, 9

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.

Would you like to register for Healthy Options?*
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If these dates don't work for you, please try another location.

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