Grace and Grit: Insights to Real-Life Challenges of Aging for Adult Children and their Parents by Fritzi Gros-Daillon, is a highly praised collection of stories about the transitional stage from home to senior care.


The challenges of moving the elderly from one home to the next are frequently faced by both generations: seniors and their adult children. 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. These real-life issues of communication, downsizing decisions pertaining to personal possessions, and sharing and sustaining memories convey the love, compassion, disappointment, and perseverance experienced by those coping through this difficult transitional time, reminding readers that they are not alone. The grace and grit exhibited in these true stories—from loved ones, friends, and other regular people—will bring solace through inspiration.


“[The book] teaches us lessons in kindness, empathy and love. It’s written with sensitivity and humor. I will gladly recommend this book to my clients who are preparing for their senior transitions.”  —Kathleen Mazza, owner, Island Transitions


“I highly recommend [the] book for people just beginning the journey of ensuring quality eldercare for loved ones and for seasoned caregivers who may be feeling a loss of energy and strength as they continue to provide ongoing support with grace and grit. I wish this book had been a part of my library during my caregiving years.”  —Paulette M. Bethel, PhD, CMC, president, Land On Your Feet, LLC


About the Author

Fritzi Gros-Daillon is Chief Advocacy Officer for Age Safe® America as well as the CEO and founder of Household Guardians. A highly successful entrepreneur in senior move management, environmental consulting, and the aging-in-place field. As a senior move manager, she worked with 1,000 families over 10 years in New York. She is a regular speaker at national conventions on healthy homes, home safety, fall prevention, senior moving management, and aging in America.