Kidney Interactive Workshops & Information Program to be offered in Lahaina
LAHAINA – Kidney disease has reached epidemic levels in Hawaii. Currently, one in seven Maui residents has kidney disease.
By teaching individuals how to make basic lifestyle changes, the National Kidney Foundation hopes to prevent the progression of their chronic kidney disease (CKD).
The National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii will host a free, four-part education series for the general public.
The four Friday evening classes will be held at the Kaunoa Senior Center at 788 Pauoa St. in Lahaina starting on Friday, Sept. 30.
These classes are appropriate for a wide range of adult audiences, including senior citizens, caregivers or those with signs of kidney disease, kidney stones and urinary tract infections.
Contact the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii office at 986-1900 to pre-register.
The Kidney Interactive Workshops & Information (KIWI) Program is a series of classes designed to help people in the early stages of chronic kidney disease take control of their health by means of hands-on, interactive experiences.
Individuals are encouraged to make healthy lifestyle choices and to promote good kidney health.
Made up of four sessions, everything from the importance of physical activity to shopping smart is covered. The schedule is:
Friday, Sept. 30: “Meet Your Kidneys” helps participants to understand what kidneys do and why it is so important that they function properly.
Friday, Oct. 14: This nutrition presentation and cooking demonstration shows that cooking healthy can be delicious, easy and fun.
Friday, Oct. 21: An exercise class teaches the importance of physical activity and to keep workouts fresh to reduce boredom.
Friday, Oct. 28: “The Medication Management & Grocery Store Tour” helps participants learn about vitamins, supplements and over-the-counter drugs, and to look for healthier alternatives to their favorite foods.
All sessions are taught by professionals relating to the subject matter, including a registered nurse, renal dietitian, personal fitness trainer and a pharmacist.
For more information, contact Jill Holley at the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii Maui Office at 986-1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.