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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...

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...

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...

Carters Celebrate Their 75-Year 'Adventure'

More than 300 people gather at Plains High School to honor couple

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter on Saturday turned to his wife, Rosalynn, and thanked her for 75 years of marriage, telling her that she's always been right for him. "I want to express particular gratitude for being the right woman that I chose for my wife," Carter said...

Late Night Jokes Flow Over This Presidential Photo

They 'look like a ventriloquist act,' quips Seth Meyers

(Newser) - To mark President Biden's 100th day in office, he and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden paid a visit to a couple who know a lot about what they're going through: Former President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. Last Thursday's meeting at the Carters' home in Plains, Ga....

Photo of Bidens, Carters Looks a Little ... Off

Bidens look enormous and the Carters tiny, but a wide-angle lens probably explains it

(Newser) - The Bidens visited the Carters last week, and the Carters tweeted a photo of the get-together on Monday. People on the internet have been scratching their heads over it ever since, notes Yahoo News . The current occupants of the White House look downright enormous in comparison to Jimmy and Rosalynn...

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