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 virtual classes to kidney patients and their friends and family. 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, 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 2022 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 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 2022 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.

Advance Care Planning: It’s About the Conversation: 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.
Kidney Disease and Diabetes? What do I eat now? –  Do you feel overwhelmed with trying to make healthy changes for your kidneys and managing your blood sugar at the same time? Learn some simple dietary strategies that can help manage both conditions.
Gentle Chair Exercise and Stretching – In this class you will be guided on gentle stretching, easy joint movement, and exercise that can be incorporated into your daily routine.

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

Click the button below to register for Kidney Disease and Diabetes? What do I eat now? on September 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM PDT.

Click the button below to register for Gentle Chair Exercise and Stretching on October 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM PDT.

Click the button below to register for Healthy Holiday Makeovers on November 10, 2022 at 2:00 PM PDT.

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.