- Former President Jimmy Carter is 98, making him the longest-living American president in history.
- The 39th president has been active in humanitarian work well into his 90s.
- On Saturday, February 18, 2023, the Carter Center announced that the former president entered hospice care.
Jimmy Carter is 98, making him the oldest living American president and the longest-living American president in history.
On Saturday, February 18, 2023, the Carter Center nonprofit announced that the former president will halt additional medical treatment and enter into hospice care at his home in Georgia.
“After a series of short hospital stays, former US President Jimmy Carter today 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 Carter family asks for privacy during this time and is grateful for the concern shown by his many admirers.”
Carter has spoken out about being “absolutely and completely at ease with death,” and for years the 39th president of the United States showed no signs of slowing down while in his 90s.
Since leaving the White House in 1981 after a single term, Carter has, among many other things, won a Nobel Peace Prize, written more than a dozen books, secured the release of an American hostage in North Korea, observed 109 elections in 39 countries, and — with his own hammer and tools — helped build more than 4,000 homes in 14 countries for Habitat for Humanity.
A human-rights champion, philanthropist, traveler, teacher, and avid outdoorsman, Carter is not just actively involved in his many passions and hobbies, he also picked up new ones when he was 95.
Here are some incredible things Carter has been doing in his 90s.