For A Good Old Age aims to improve the quality of life of older people living in care or going to day centres, with its books and other resources.
Add life to years not years to life!
This business began in Auckland, New Zealand in 1992, with the publication of its first book For A Good Old Age – How to motivate elderly people in rest homes, hospitals and day centres. This book was well received as it filled a niche in the aged care sector by providing New Zealand flavoured, low-cost, stimulating activities for older people. The result? Interest, fun, delight and laughter!
The request for another book was met with the publication of For A Good Old Age 2 in 1996. It has the same structure for easy navigation and clear step-by-step instructions but the content is fresh and new.
Both books have been updated and reprinted several times to keep up with the demand from activity coordinators, diversional and occupational therapists around New Zealand, Australia and further abroad.
For A Good Old Age 3 published in 2010 and For A Good Old Age 4 just published in February 2016, were written in response to a growing need for more creative ideas for activities for older people. The outcome continues to be very positive as seen by the numerous testimonials.
In 2013, For A Good Old Age expanded its range of products to include activity parachutes and floor game mats in response to consumers' need. Two new floor game mats, Racetrack and Target Bowls, have been added in 2022 to celebrate 30 years in business.