Mom’s Choice, an organization that reviews and promotes family-oriented products and services, has chosen Grace and Grit: Insights to Real Life Challenges of Aging for Adult Children and their Parents for a Gold Medal. This national recognition reflects the broad base of readers for whom these issues are pertinent to the daily responsibilities of families locally and globally.
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”.
Author Fritzi Gros-Daillon doesn’t claim to “have all the answers,” but offers wisdom gleaned from the years of senior move management. Grace and Grit: Insights to Real-Life Challenges of Aging for Adult Children and Their Parents delivers real-life stories allowing readers to understand that they “are not alone” in the process-and at the very least, to expect the unexpected.
Author, speaker, and small 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. In addition, 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 this valuable guide to both adult children and their parents.
Kathleen Mazza, a 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 beneficial book of compelling stories about this later-in-life event, which is often unexpected in its timing and scope, delivers points of view from the parents, adult children and professional move managers. As a valuable resource for seniors and their families, friends, business professionals in the senior and baby boomer marketplaces, it brings clear examples of communication, sibling rivalry and learning to expect the unexpected.
In addition, it offers Fritzi’s perspective 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.