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Aging and Sexuality (#304)

Development of this simulation was supported by a grant from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

An aging woman rediscovers her sexuality with a new partner and has to resolve the conflict between her traditional upbringing and the new directions her life is taking.

Learning Objectives

  • Establishing rapport 
  • Developing trust 
  • Conveying understanding 
  • Maintaining objectivity 
  • Awareness of personal bias

Information for Learners

Irene Beckett has been attending a support group for women who are dealing with issues of aging and sexuality. She has requested a one-on-one meeting with a professional to discuss some things that she is currently struggling with.

Simulation Details

Simulator Role(s)

  • Irene Beckett (60+ years of age)

Learner Role(s)

  • Counsellor 
  • Social Worker 
  • Nurse 
  • Gerontologist
  • Nutritionist


  • Community Health Centre

Related Topics

  • Aging and Personal Well Being 
  • Health Care
  • Mental Health