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Parkers graduate writes book on aging parent issues

Former Parkers Prairie resident Ruth (Paulson) Weispfenning has co-written a book for those dealing with aging parent issues.

A 1973 graduate from Parkers Prairie High School, Weispfenning attended Moorhead State University and graduated with a degree in social work in 1976. For the past 33 years she has worked in older adult services.

Weispfenning, along with two colleagues, Dick Edwards, a retired Mayo Clinic eldercare specialist, and Mike Ransom, wrote the book, Mom, Dad...Can We Talk?

The book is available at Special Memories Collectibles and Gifts in Alexandria and may also be purchased through the Web site,

The intended audience is the 53 million adult children in America, the "sandwich generation" of boomers for whom aging parent issues and care concerns are an increasing reality.

"It is also a must read for those who believe eldercare is the women's issue of the 21st century," Weispfenning said.