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:

Tulalip Tribes and Everett Clinic

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

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.

Herbs and Spices 101
Virtual – Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 2:00 PM PDT.

Taught by a Renal Dietitian, this virtual class will teach you the basics of how to use herbs and spices in cooking and how to reduce salt intake without giving up flavor. This session includes a cooking demonstration and the opportunity to learn a tasty, new recipe.

Food for Thought: The Social Side of Eating
Virtual – Tuesday, August 13, 2024 at 2:00 PM PDT.

Eating out can be fun, but it can also be challenging. How do you balance your health, your budget, and your social life? In this presentation, you’ll learn some practical strategies and skills to make the most of your dining experiences, whether it’s a casual lunch with friends, a romantic dinner date, or a family potluck.

Simple Meal Makeovers
Virtual – Tuesday, September 17, 2024 at 2:00 PM PDT.

Taught by a Kidney Dietitian, this class will give you ideas on easy swaps that make your favorite foods better for you. Learn to modify recipes without sacrificing flavor!

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.