Politics Rosalynn Carter Turns 95! Former First Lady Plans 'Quiet' Birthday Celebration with Family in Georgia To honor the milestone, the Carter Center and Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers are encouraging admirers to share tributes to the former first lady on social media By Kyler Alvord Kyler Alvord Twitter Kyler Alvord leads PEOPLE's politics coverage as a news editor for the brand. He joined the publication in 2021 on the crime beat. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 18, 2022 08:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Habitat for Humanity International/Ezra Millstein Rosalynn Carter looks forward to celebrating her 95th birthday at her home in Plains, Georgia, on Thursday, PEOPLE has learned. The former first lady's celebration will be "quiet," with President Jimmy Carter and other family members in attendance, according to a Carter Center spokesperson. But while Rosalynn is relaxing with loved ones, the people helping run the Carter Center and Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers are cooking up something special that everyone is invited to take part in. Throughout the day on Thursday, in an effort to highlight Rosalynn's accomplishments and show appreciation for her contributions to society, admirers are encouraged to send her birthday wishes on social media — or post personal stories about how her life's work has impacted them — using the hashtags #MrsCarterMakingHistory and #95thBirthday. Jimmy Carter and Wife Rosalynn Celebrate 75 Years of Marriage: 'A Bond That Cannot be Broken' Atlanta Journal-Constitution/AP "Mrs. Carter has always been ahead of her time," said Dr. Jennifer Olsen, chief executive officer of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers, in a statement. "Whether it was raising caregiver issues to the national stage, fighting mental health stigma, or advancing women's rights, Mrs. Carter is a trailblazer." Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter: 15 Heartwarming Moments from Their Decades-Long Love Story Paige Alexander, CEO of the Carter Center, echoed Dr. Olsen's praise: "Mrs. Carter's leadership, vision, and warmth have positively impacted millions of Americans along with millions of people around the world. She has been a pioneer in championing causes and policies and establishing resources to address them decades before they became mainstream. Her work to advance and destigmatize mental health has become increasingly relevant in the lives of people today." Habitat for Humanity International Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer. As both first lady and throughout her life, Rosalynn has taken up a number of issues, advancing national conversations on mental health, caregiving, women's rights and vaccine access. She's advocated for environmental causes and end-of-life care, and been a central face of Habitat for Humanity alongside her husband. "We are very thankful for Mrs. Carter's continued passionate pursuit of actions and policies that continue to make a meaningful difference in everyday lives," Alexander said. "We wish Rosalynn Carter a very happy 95th birthday!"