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
  • Duration: 1.5 hours per class
  • Day / time: Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00 pm in Arlington; Mondays from 6:00-7:30 pm at Baker Community Center in Everett; Tuesdays from 1:30-3:00 pm at Meadow III Apartments in Everett; Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 pm 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 2019 ‘Survive and Thrive’ classes 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
  • Day / time: Thursday evenings (5:00-7:30 pm) in Everett, Mountlake Terrace, Smokey Point; Wednesday evenings (5:00-7:30 pm) in Monroe and Whidbey Island
  • Locations: PSKC dialysis centers in Everett, Mountlake Terrace, Smokey Point, Monroe, and Whidbey Island. Click here for addresses.

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 2019 class dates and times

2019 Survive and Thrive classes

Arlington (1:30-3:00 pm)
Session One: May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19

Everett (times vary – see below)
Session One: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6 — Baker Community Center, 6:00-7:30 pm
Session Two: Sept. 10, 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15 — Meadow III Apartments, 1:30-3:00 pm

Lynnwood (6:00-7:30 pm)
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

2019 Healthy Options classes

Everett (5:00-7:30 pm)
Session One: Jan. 3, 10
Session Two: April 4, 11
Session Three: July 11, 18
Session Four: Oct. 3, 10

Mountlake Terrace (5:00-7:30 pm)
Session One: Feb. 7, 14
Session Two: May 2, 9
Session Three: Aug. 1, 8
Session Four: Nov. 7, 14

Smokey Point (5:00-7:30 pm)
Session One: March 7, 14
Session Two: June 6, 13
Session Three: Sept. 5, 12
Session Four: Dec. 5, 12

Monroe (5:00-7:30 pm)
Session One: March 20, 27
Session Two: Sept. 18, 25

Whidbey Island (5:00-7:30 pm)
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.