Walking through Frailty provides experiential learning to build awareness and understanding of the different levels of frailty and how that affects the everyday lives of older people living with frailty.

It can be used to support learning associated with a number of the core capabilities identified in the Frailty Framework including:

Prevention and Risk Reduction; Understanding Frailty; and Frailty Identification and assessment.

The objectives of this module are to:

  • Understand the impact of differing levels of frailty on a person’s ability to carry out everyday tasks;
  • Apply the knowledge from module 4 to consider the type of support that may be needed for different levels of frailty;
  • Increase awareness of prevention and risk reduction opportunities

Local Trainer Resources include:

  • Facilitator’s Guide (includes Module 6 & Module 7 resources)
  • Walking through Frailty PowerPoint slides
  • Walking through Frailty workbook
  • A Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing.

Minimum time required: 30 min to explore two levels of frailty (40 mins if sharing equipment in pairs)

Facilitator’s guide and slides


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Supporting slides

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Download PowerPoint version here

Walking through Frailty workbook

The following can be used to support users to reflect on the experience, the key messages of the debrief and the comparison between different levels of frailty.

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A Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing

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A5 Evaluation cards

The following evaluation card can be used to gather feedback from participants undertaking FrailtySIM modules.

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Other relevant toolkit resources:

FrailtySIM VR Application is now available on App Store and Google Play.