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Grace and grit : insights to real-life challenges of aging for adult children and their parents
Gros-Daillon, Fritzi, author.
Publication Information:
Vista, California : Pink Tulip Press, [2014]

Physical Description:
157 pages ; 21 cm
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HQ1063.6 .G75 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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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. 

Author Notes

Fritzi Gros-Daillon, CEO and founder of Household Guardians, is a highly successful entrepreneur in senior move management, environmental consulting, and the aging-in-place home safety field. Her education, licenses and certifications combined with thirty years of business experience allow her perspective and expertise to facilitate the important changes in the lives of her clients and their families. The goal is the ability to maximize their time in the home environment of their choice while minimizing the stress and worry.

Table of Contents

Prologue: "I'm so worried about what to do ... why can't there be one place I can call to get help?"p. 11
Chapter 1 "Talk to me, don't talk to my daughter!"p. 19
Chapter 2 "Always remember-he chose you!"p. 27
Chapter 3 "I can still see the photographs in my mind!"p. 37
Chapter 4 "Hide the painting in the elevator-my brothers coming!"p. 47
Chapter 5 "So the kids don't want our stuff-now what?"p. 57
Chapter 6 "I just tripped over my slippers-what's the big deal?"p. 69
Chapter 7 "Everything appeared to be fine- when did these changes happen and why didn't we notice?"p. 81
Chapter 8 "She's just like her father-except I could divorce him!"p. 91
Chapter 9 "I can't live another day around all these old people!"p. 103
Chapter 10 "Do I have to do this anymore?"p. 117
Epilogue: "Have you stopped to consider that you helped them because you couldn't be here to help your own mom?"p. 137
Resourcesp. 151