When she returned to Georgia, the mother of four and grandmother of 12 co-founded the Carter Center, which fights disease and promotes human rights around the world; helped establish the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) long before the myriad issues faced by professional and family caregivers was on many people’s radar; and along with her husband became pretty much the world’s best-known Habitat for Humanity volunteer, thanks to their annual Carter Work Project, which has built more than 4,000 houses around the world.
Birthday wishes for the former first lady poured in on social media.
Thank you, Rosalynn Carter! Her work raising awareness about mental health issues and advocating for family caregivers has been trailblazing. Wishing her a very happy 93rd Birthday! #MrsCarterBirthday@RCIcaregiving@CarterCenter
Wishing Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter a Happy 93rd Birthday! Your life work on behalf of caregivers has changed the landscape of their lives. Your continued fight for their rights, health, well being and support will always be remembered. #MrsCarterBirthday#RCI#caregiverspic.twitter.com/6QDrq9DkMh
Today in #Herstory: In 1927 Rosalynn Carter born. First Lady of the US from 1977-1981. Politically active during her White House years, sitting in on Cabinet meetings. Her husband's closest adviser, she also served as an envoy abroad, particularly in Latin America. pic.twitter.com/CeEQ5uJBmQ