Grace and Grit: Insights to Real Life Challenges of Aging for Adult Children and their Parents
Thousands of families are overwhelmed with the challenges of moving later in life. Oftentimes, the move is a result of a life event, related to a change in a medical condition, a fall or death of a spouse. No matter what the reason, once the process is set in motion, there are challenges for all the generations involved in the process from communication and sibling rivalry to the practical matters of what to do with the “stuff”. While the author doesn’t claim to “have all the answers” she offers wisdom gleaned from the years of senior move management. Grace and Grit is a book that will share real-life stories so that readers know that they are not alone in the process and to, at the very least, expect the unexpected.
Celebrating the publication of her first book, Grace and Grit, author Fritzi Gros-Daillon, will be featured at the Book Revue in Huntington on Monday, May 19 at 7 PM. A long-time Huntington area resident, she is a familiar face in environmental consulting and senior move management.
Author, speaker and local business owner Fritzi Gros-Daillon knows this world because she owned a senior move management business for ten years, helping over a thousand families with this transition. Her own personal journey is shared as a long distance caregiver for her parents, with their home in California and hers in New York. She now offers her experience, expertise and perspective to others in Grace and Grit. One senior move manager who worked with Fritzi commented: “This book teaches us lessons in kindness, empathy and love. It is written with sensitivity and humor. I will gladly recommend this book to my clients who are preparing for their senior transitions.”
This book of compelling stories about this later-in-life event, often unexpected in its timing and scope, delivers points of view from the parents, adult children and professional move managers.
This valuable resource for seniors and their families, friends, business professionals in the senior and baby boomer marketplaces brings clear stories and examples of communication, sibling rivalry and learning to expect the unexpected. In addition, it offers her story of home safety and the expanding aging-in-place field. An appendix in the back of the book offers additional help with local and national resource organizations and information.
Fritzi holds a Master of Science and is a Certified Living by Design Specialist with numerous environmental licenses and certifications. She is accredited by the National Center for Healthy Homes and has spoken at the National Association of Senior Move Managers (3 years), American Society on Aging and the National Childhood Lead Prevention Conference. She conducts workshops on aging in place locally and regionally.
Grace and Grit, book 978-0-9914948-