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Grandson: 'God Had Other Plans' for Jimmy Carter

Jason Carter says there's 'really been no change' in 99-year-old's condition

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter has been in hospice care at his home in Plains, Georgia, for almost 16 months and Jason Carter, the oldest of the former president's 22 grandchildren, believe the familiar setting may have played a role in his longevity. Jason Carter tells Southern Living that the family thought...

Grandson Gives Update on Jimmy Carter

Says former president appears to be 'coming to the end'

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter has been in hospice since early last year , and his grandson thinks the time to say goodbye might be on the horizon. The former president, 99, "is doing OK," Jason Carter said at a mental health forum at the Carter Center that was named in honor...

Jimmy Carter, 4 Former First Ladies Attend Rosalynn Tribute

It was former president's first public appearance since September

(Newser) - Rosalynn Carter was memorialized Tuesday as a matriarch who felt most comfortable among the impoverished and vulnerable as she was mourned by a rare gathering of all living US first ladies and multiple presidents, including her 99-year-old husband Jimmy Carter. The tribute service marked the second day of a three-day...

Tributes Reflect Rosalynn Carter's Impact
Hundreds Celebrate
Rosalynn Carter

Hundreds Celebrate Rosalynn Carter

Family plans three days of memorials to former first lady

(Newser) - Hundreds of people turned out Monday to salute Rosalynn Carter on the former first lady and global humanitarian's final journey from her hometown to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta. The Carter family began three days of memorials following her death Nov. 19 at age 96, the AP...

Jimmy Carter Releases Statement on Rosalynn Carter's Death

Tributes to beloved former first lady pour in

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter has released a statement following the death Sunday of his wife of more than 77 years, Rosalynn Carter. "Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished," the former president said in a statement from the Carter Center, USA Today reports. "She gave me...

Rosalynn Carter, 96, Broadened Role of First Lady
Rosalynn Carter, 96,
Expanded Role of First Lady

Rosalynn Carter, 96, Expanded Role of First Lady

Wife of former President Jimmy Carter advocated for mental health issues, attended Cabinet meetings

(Newser) - Rosalynn Carter, the former first lady who was a full partner to her husband in life and politics—sitting in on his Cabinet meetings—died Sunday. She died peacefully at home in Plains, Georgia, where she had entered hospice care with former President Jimmy Carter, the Carter Center announced. She...

Rosalynn Carter Enters Hospice Care
Rosalynn Carter
Enters Hospice Care

Rosalynn Carter Enters Hospice Care

Former first lady and President Carter are 'spending time with each other and their family,' grandson says

(Newser) - Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, 96, has entered hospice care at her home in Plains, Georgia, the Carter Center announced Friday. Her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, also is in hospice care in their home. The family announced earlier this year that Rosalynn Carter is dealing with dementia. "She...

Celebration Marks Carter's 99th
Generations Celebrate Carter

Generations Celebrate Carter

Attendees reassess presidency of the man from Plains

(Newser) - James Earl Carter Jr., known as "Jimmy" from the start—in 1924—was celebrated Saturday at his presidential library and museum ahead of his 99th birthday on Sunday. "I think of him as a man who did so much to help low-income people and minorities—and I was...

Plans Have Changed for Jimmy Carter's 99th Birthday

Some events feting ex-president have been switched to Saturday as DC shutdown looms

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter's 99th birthday is on Sunday, seven months after the former president announced he was entering home hospice care. Some events for that official celebration, however, are now being moved to Saturday due to the government shutdown that's going to kick in on Oct. 1 if lawmakers...

In an Unannounced Outing, Carters Attend Plains Festival

Former first couple take a ride through a hometown event

(Newser) - Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter are in rapidly declining health , their family has said. But that didn't keep the former president and first lady from attending a major local event on a pleasant day. The famous residents of Plains, Georgia, rolled slowly through the town's annual Peanut Festival in...

Jimmy Carter, at Nearly 99, Is 'Coming to the End'

But, grandson says, he and wife Rosalynn are still happy, in love

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter's 99th birthday is coming up on October 1, and while his physical challenges are "really significant," the former president watches baseball and spends time with his family nearly every day, says his grandson Jason Carter. The younger Carter, chairman of the Carter Center's Board...

Jimmy Carter Is Giving Us One Last Gift
Jimmy Carter Is
Giving Us One Last Gift

Jimmy Carter Is Giving Us One Last Gift

Former president might change the way people view hospice care, writes doctor

(Newser) - Many people figured Jimmy Carter had only weeks, maybe even days, to live when he entered home hospice care back in February. Six months later, he remains in his Georgia home , still enjoying time with loved ones. With this, critical care physician Daniela J. Lamas writes in a New York ...

Carters' Grandson: It's the 'Final Chapter'

Rosalynn just turned 96 and husband Jimmy remains in hospice care

(Newser) - Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter's grandson tells People that the "final chapter" has arrived for his grandparents. The former president entered hospice care in February and the former first lady was diagnosed with dementia three months later. "It's clear we're in the final chapter," said...

Rosalynn Carter Is Suffering From Dementia

Former first lady has been a mental health advocate for much of her life

(Newser) - The wife of former President Jimmy Carter is suffering from dementia, the Carter Center shared in a Tuesday statement . "She continues to live happily at home with her husband, enjoying spring in Plains [Georgia] and visits with loved ones," reads the statement, which notes the 95-year-old has been...

Grandson on Carter in Hospice: He Knows He's 'Not in Charge'

Ex-president, 98, is in good spirits, relying on his faith, wife Rosalynn, per Jason Carter

(Newser) - Three months after entering end-of-life care at home , former President Jimmy Carter remains in good spirits as he visits with family, follows public discussion of his legacy, and receives updates on the Carter Center's humanitarian work around the world, his grandson says. He's even enjoying regular servings of...

For Carter's Childhood Friend, a Little-Known Murder Charge

'Washington Post' explores how future president helped Alonzo 'AD' Davis out of legal trouble

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter has fondly written about and spoken of his Black childhood friend, Alonzo "AD" Davis. The bond forged between them in Plains, Georgia, decades ago led the future president to "question the Jim Crow norms" of the day, writes Danielle Paquette in the Washington Post . Davis died...

Biden Reveals He'll Deliver Carter Eulogy

'Excuse me, I shouldn't say that,' president adds

(Newser) - While speaking about Jimmy Carter—who remains in hospice care in Georgia—President Biden appeared to inadvertently reveal part of the upcoming funeral plans. “He asked me to do his eulogy,” Biden said at a Democratic fundraiser Monday in Rancho Sante Fe, California, reports Axios . But Biden then...

Jimmy Carter Had Been Taking Last Drives Around Plains, Ga.

Former president is now in hospice care at age 98

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter is now in what appears to be his final days or weeks after his decision to receive hospice care at home in Plains, Georgia. There's no word on whether the 98-year-old former president is suffering from a specific ailment, reports the New York Times . He has, however,...

Jimmy Carter to Receive Hospice Care at Home

Former president makes decision after series of hospital stays

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter will begin receiving hospital care at his Georgia home, the Carter Center announced Saturday. The statement said he made the decision after a series of brief stays in the hospital, ABC News reports, without specifying any ailments. Carter has chosen "to spend his remaining time...

Other Presidents Sound All-Clear on Classified Records

Obama, Clinton staffs say documents were turned over to National Archives

(Newser) - With out-of-place classified documents now unearthed in several states and offices, a couple of former presidents made clear Wednesday that there's nothing to find in their garages or studies. The staffs of former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton told the Hill on Wednesday that all classified material in...

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