FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
- What does fagoa mean?
It’s an abbreviation of ‘For A Good Old Age’.
- Where does your name Eskaleen come from?
‘Eskaleen’ (pronounced (AS–kah-leen) is a made-up Dutch name. I was named after a friend of the family Eskelien and she was named after two grandmothers who put their names together. The spelling is ‘anglicised’.
- Are your books all the same?
The structure is the same but the content of each book is fresh and new.The 360 pages in each For A Good Old Age book are packed with activity themes to go all year round and are linked together with cross references. There’s plenty of ideas to choose from.
- I’m new at the job – which book is best for me?
Start with Book 1 and go from there. Having a familiar format in each book makes it easy to navigate; having step-by-step instructions makes it easy to follow.
- I’ve had years of experience working with elderly people – how will your books help me?
You can pick and choose activities from the books to suit your own style of motivating older people and blend them together however you like, for your programme.
- Where did the title of the books come from?
The inspiration for the books’ title For A Good Old Age, comes from verses in the Bible. In Judges 8:32 and 1 Chronicles 29:28, it talks about how both Gideon and David are said to have died of ‘a good old age’. I wanted to emphasise the positive part of aging – longevity – and for the books’ title to be user-friendly.