You will come away from the Nutritional Wellness program with a newfound knowledge of how food can help prevent the onset of some chronic diseases or reverse their severity. You will also learn about the different and sometimes unknown, ingredients in foods, and how even small changes in your diet can have significant health outcomes.
- Understanding the relationship between nutrition and managing your health.
- Ensuring you are getting enough energy from your diet.
- Understanding how different ingredients and food groups can affect your health.
About the program
The Nutritional Wellness Program is designed to educate people on nutritional health and food safety and provides people with the resources and confidence to prepare nutritious meals. The Program will explain the relationship between the foods you eat and how you can use different foods to treat and prevent health conditions.
As a result of COVID-19, our Wellness programs have been moved to a virtual setting meaning you can access it from wherever you live. Delivered once a week via a Zoom video call, you’ll be able to speak openly about your heart health concerns and even socialise with new friends, all from the comfort and safety of your own home. One of our Wellness Facilitators can even help you get set up if you’ve never used video calling before and all you need is internet connection and an iPad or computer.
Together with our program facilitators, you will develop a ‘My Nutrition Plan’ to follow throughout the Program and refer back to after you have completed it. This plan will help you stay on the track to healthy nutrition and enables you to monitor and celebrate your achievements along the way.
The group sessions provide a fun and supportive environment for you to share your nutrition challenges and learn how to combat them. You will also enjoy sharing recipes and healthy eating tips while making new friends.
- You need to be aged over 65 or over 50 for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.
- Some services may be available to people aged under 65.
How can I access this service?
You can access this service in several ways, depending on your needs and individual situation.
You can attend one of our Wellness or Activity Centres to take part in this service.Join us at one of our Wellness or Activity Centres for this service.
A team member can help take you from A to B in your local community.Learn more about services in your community
We can deliver this service to you over a video call on a computer or tablet.Learn more about our virtual services
How can I pay?
There are several ways to access our services and programs, including the funding options outlined below.
Home Care Package and Commonwealth Home Support Program options.More information
You can choose to pay for our programs and services yourself if you’re not receiving government funding.More information
Frequently Asked Questions
This program is designed for seniors who are keen to find out their nutritional needs and learn how to make adjustments to their diets that could lead to long term positive health outcomes.
Can the Nutritional Wellness program be catered for specific culturally and linguistically diverse/LGBTIQA+ community needs?
Yes, this service can be aligned with your values and preferences. We will take the time to learn your individual cultural and care needs so they are always considered when making our recommendations. We will also encourage you to set meaningful goals and help you to achieve them. You may also have your preferred support person included during the program or access interpreting services if required.
This program is run by Registered Nurses and Endorsed Enrolled Nurses.
Hands on cooking classes are only held in person (COVID-19 conditions depending) and yes, we share our recipes and also provide ideas on where you can find other recipes that are suitable for your diet.
This program is run in a group environment, either in-person or virtually.
Grocery shopping services are not provided as part of this program. However, our Help at Home services can cater to this request.
Yes, all participants will receive an iPad with a data plan, an iHealth device and an educational manual containing information on nutritional wellness.
Yes, our team can assist you with setting up iPad and iHealth devices and provide you ongoing support througout the duration of the program.
You may keep the iHealth device and educational manual, however iPads will need to be returned upon the completion or cancellation of the program.
Yes, we will have a Support Worker present to assist you during our in-person cooking classes. You may also choose to bring a personal carer along.
You are encouraged to attend all sessions, but you can read the program manual to catch up on the ones you have missed. If you are unable to finish the program due to personal or health related reasons, we will assess your situation and add you to another program when it becomes available.
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