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Frail Aging Simulation

  • Resource Type: Toolkit, Video
  • Posted On: June 3, 2015
  • Audience(s): Academics, Educators, Leaders and managers

This toolkit and videos support educators in creating experiential learning experiences to foster empathy and an improved understanding of the physical changes and social bias often experienced by older adults living with frailty.


Toolkit: Frail Aging Simulation

Simulation is the imitation or emulation of some real thing, state of affairs or process. It is a methodology to help achieve educational goals. The most powerful and efficacious simulations are conducted based on strong educational principles, run by expert facilitators and within the context of the objectives of a curriculum. Simulation used for healthcare encompasses a range of activities that share a broad, similar purpose: to improve the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare services.


Frail Aging Simulation: Take a Walk in Their Shoes

Experiential learning to enhance empathy and knowledge of frail aging


Watch the video to make a DIY Frail Aging Simulation Suit:

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