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Old age is not a disease - it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
-- maggie kuhn, founder
WHO WE ARE
We are the risk-takers; we are the innovators; we are the developers of new models. We are trying the future on for size. That is our role."
-Maggie Kuhn, Founder
Work for social and economic justice and peace for all people.
Create a humane society that puts the needs of people over profits, responsibility over power, and democracy over institutions.
Honoring Maturity: The concept of aging takes into account an individuals growth during their entire life span, from birth to death in personal development, social involvement, and self fulfillment.
Unifying the Generations: Recognition that generations are formed by different histories and cultures, but a common respect holds them together.
Active Engagement: Civic participation and responsibility are fundamental to achieving goals of social and economic justice.
Participatory Democracy: The Gray Panthers belongs to its members. The members define the organization's values, purpose, and the issues in which we place collective energy.