FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter waves as he departs the Capitol after attending the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photograph
(Reuters) – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, 95, fell at his residence in Plains, Georgia, however “feels effective” and can attend a Habitat for Humanity occasion in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday night time, his workers mentioned.
Carter’s fall on Sunday required stitches above his forehead, mentioned spokeswoman Deanna Congileo in a press release emailed to reporters.
“He mentioned he feels effective and needed everybody to know that he and Mrs. Carter are desirous to be at a Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Venture in Nashville, Tennessee,” Congileo mentioned.
Carter, a Democrat who was governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975, was elected president in 1976 and served one time period within the White Home. He was defeated for re-election in 1980 by Republican Ronald Reagan.
Since leaving the presidency, Carter has drawn worldwide reward for his humanitarian work. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
He’s the longest-living U.S. president, celebrating his 95th birthday on Tuesday.
Reporting by Sharon Bernstein in Sacramento, California; Enhancing by Peter Cooney