Nutrition and Dietetics for Healthy Aging

Healthy eating for aged care.

Find out how changes in your diet can prevent disease and improve your overall health and wellbeing. Our Dietitians will work with you to maintain a diet tailored to your needs.

 

Our Dietitian can give advice about food and nutrition to help with:

  • raised blood glucose levels
  • type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • heart disease and high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • weight loss or gain
  • food allergies and food intolerances, such as coeliac disease and FODMAPS
  • loss of appetite
  • chewing difficulties
  • nutritional deficiencies including iron deficiency, anaemia, and vitamin D deficiency.

We can offer you help and advice about day-to-day activities including:

  • food selection
  • shopping, including reading food labels and budgeting
  • cooking
  • recipe ideas and modifications.

Our services are:

  • low cost or free
  • culturally-sensitive
  • available in languages other than English.

Eligibility

You can access Healthy Aging Hub services if you are:

  • aged 65 years & over
  • aged 50 years & over and identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • aged 50 years & over and are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Referrals

How to access Healthy Aging Hub services

We recommend you book an appointment with your GP and ask for a referral for one of the Healthy Aging Hub services at North Richmond Community Health. North Richmond Community Health have experienced, highly skilled male and female general practitioners that can provide referrals. Please make an appointment by calling (03) 9418 9800 or book online at nrch.com.au/services/doctors

What about My Aged Care?

My Aged Care is a Government organisation that can help you to find information about aged care services and what you need to do to receive them. You can receive a referral from My Aged Care by calling the Contact Centre on 1800 200 422. Make sure you tell the My Aged Care Contact Centre that you would like to receive allied health and therapy services at North Richmond Community Health. For more advice on how to get a referral, call our Healthy Aging Hub

Interpreters

Telephone and on-site interpreters can be arranged in any language at no cost to you.

 

North Richmond Community Health’s Nutrition and Dietetics service is supported by the Victorian Government.

Contact information

 

If you’re a client

If you have a query about our podiatry service for healthy aging:

Phone
(03) 9418 9800

Email
intake@nrch.com.au

Mail

If you’re a health practitioner

Send this completed referral form to our Intake service.

Phone
(03) 9418 9965

E-mail
intake@nrch.com.au

Mail

Send referral letter from your clinician to Intake at:
North Richmond Community Health 23 Lennox St Richmond, VIC 312

Working Staff

Nadine Laschko

Nadine Laschko

Dietitian

Nadine first came to Dietetics through her natural interests in food, cooking and physical activity.

She holds a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at Deakin University, a Masters of Public Health and a Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Nutrition. She also recently completed her Sports Dietitian qualifications. Nadine began her studies with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physical Education at RMIT.

Nadine is passionate about helping people understand food and nutrition, working with clients to find easy, practical ways to implement changes.

She has worked with people from a wide range of backgrounds and all ages including children, adolescents and adults. When offering her Dietetics services, Nadine takes into consideration your lifestyle, commitments, culture and values. She is realistic, compassionate and uses evidence-based best practices.

Warwick Fenner

Warwick Fenner

Dietitian

Warwick has been working in community health in Melbourne since 2012. This has mainly involved working with our aging population, supporting people with nutrition skills and knowledge for long lasting good health.

Since graduating in 2006 with a Master of Nutrition & Dietetics at Griffith University, he has worked in a range of different environments from hospitals in the United Kingdom to remote communities in the Northern Territory.

Warwick’s main nutrition areas of interest include diabetes, weight management, gastro related conditions and supporting those not eating enough. As an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) he uses multiple approaches and motivation, working with you so that an individualised plan is developed specifically for you.

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