Former US President Jimmy Carter is in good spirits, still loves peanut butter ice cream : Grandson

Former President Jimmy Carter is still in excellent spirits three months after beginning end-of-life care at home, according to his grandson, as he meets with family, listens to public discussions of his legacy, and gets updates on The Carter Center’s humanitarian activities around the world. Even ordinary ice cream portions are being enjoyed by him.

Jason Carter said of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, who are currently 98 and 95 years old respectively, “They’re just getting together with family right now, but they’re doing it in the best possible way: the two of them together at home.”

“They’ve been married for more than 70 years. In a brief interview on Tuesday, the younger Carter emphasized that they also understand that they are not in charge. “Their faith is truly establishing itself at this time. It is at its best in that regard.”

The longest-serving president of the United States, Jimmy Carter, declared in February that he would forgo further medical treatment and live out the rest of his days in the same modest, one-story home in Plains where they had lived when he was first elected to the state Senate in 1962. This decision followed a string of brief hospital stays. There was no disease mentioned.

The announcement of his hospice care has sparked continuous tributes and media focus on his 1977–81 president and the couple’s 1982 co-founding of The Carter Center, which focused on global humanitarian activities.

After speaking on Tuesday at a celebration for his grandfather, Jason Carter remarked, “That’s been one of the blessings of the last couple of months.” He is undoubtedly witnessing the outpouring, and he has undoubtedly found it satisfying.”

The Carter Center’s Guinea worm eradication effort, which was started in the middle of the 1980s when the parasite was transmitted by contaminated drinking water, also receives updates from the former president. Less than twenty cases were reported globally in the previous year.

In line with his political persona as a peanut farmer, he also continues to enjoy peanut butter ice cream, his favoriteflavor, in more lighthearted situations, according to his grandson.

Former Carter U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young told the Associated Press he too visited the Carters “a few weeks back” and was “very pleased we could laugh and joke about old times.”

Young and Jason Carter attended a celebration of the former president on Tuesday in Norcross, a suburb northeast of Atlanta, along Jimmy Carter Boulevard. Young claimed that the location—in one of America’s most racially and ethnically diverse suburban enclaves—reflected the former president’s greater legacy as someone who sought racial justice, peace, and conflict resolution.

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