"Yesterday my wife and I got to juggle for my grandparents. They loved it," Carter's grandson James shared.
Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter were entertained by grandson James Carter IV and his wife juggling three assorted-colored balls each in what appears to be the former's Plains, Georgia, home. James shared the 12-second clip on Twitter with the caption, "We are all juggling a lot lately. But yesterday my wife and I got to juggle for my grandparents. They loved it." The short video was shared just days after the former President was moved into hospice care.
We are all juggling a lot lately. But yesterday my wife and I got to juggle for my grandparents. They loved it. pic.twitter.com/UX0SKURqcq— James Carter IV (@JECarter4) February 21, 2023
The Carter Center announced on February 18 that Carter, 98, will be moved to hospice care following "a series of short hospital stays." The Former US President "decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention," the statement said. "He has the full support of his family and his medical team." The family requested "privacy during this time and is grateful for the concern shown by his many admirers," the statement concluded.
Prayers to Jimmy Carter and his family as he enters hospice care. 💙 pic.twitter.com/vmTJo9yRbI— CALL TO ACTIVISM (@CalltoActivism) February 18, 2023
Since 2019, the 98-year-old has set a new record as the longest-living United States president. The former titleholder was President George H.W. Bush who died at the age of 94. Carter is a Democrat who served as a President of the United States from January 1977 to January 1981. The Carter Center which was founded by President Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter in 1982 has assisted in a wide range of humanitarian efforts for 40 years now.
A timely reminder that after turning 95 years old, President Jimmy Carter suffered a fall that left him with a black eye, bruises, and 14 stitches — and still went out the next day to build homes for Habitat for Humanity.pic.twitter.com/UgYxyD7fqG— Goodable (@Goodable) February 19, 2023
Until the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, the Carters spent a week each year volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that helps people locally and around the world build or improve a place they can call home. "Every year since 1984, former US president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter has donated one week of his time – and his building skills – to Habitat," the website said.
Former President Jimmy Carter & Rosalynn Carter’s wedding photo on July 7, 1946. He knew after their 1st date he wanted her to be his wife. They married a year later. Last year they celebrated 76 years of marriage. An inspiring couple. ❤️🙏🕊️ pic.twitter.com/TTZnrSa57H— Celeste 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@DCelesteSpencer) February 19, 2023
In 2019, the pair also became the longest-married couple in presidential history when they beat the record previously held by the late George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, who were married for 73 years. The Carters have four children, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Today is #NationalSpousesDay & who better exemplifies “spouse appreciation” than President & Mrs. Carter? Make time to celebrate your spouse or significant other today. Here President & Mrs. Carter are on a visit to Egypt, on a train trip from Cairo to Alexandria. NAID 183862 pic.twitter.com/S386r3lJxf— Jimmy Carter Presidential Library (@CarterLibrary) January 26, 2023
Jimmy's other grandson Jason who serves as chair of the Carter Center board of trustees called his legacy "awe-inspiring." He said in October, "It's been awe-inspiring to watch my grandfather live out his values for all these decades," per PEOPLE. "My earliest memories are from his years in the White House, and I've grown up witnessing and learning from his faith and his belief in equal treatment and respect for all people," he added. Jason also expressed how was proud he felt that his grandfather has "always been known for his honesty, his work ethic, for asking tough questions and for his persistence."
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