Advocate for the aging Maggie Kuhn died last Saturday at age 89. She won national attention for the cause of the elderly when she formed The Gray Panthers, a highly successful lobbying group that pressured local, state and federal agencies recognize the rights of the aging. (Rebroadcast)
At 65, Kuhn was forced to retire from her job solely because of her age. In 1969, she founded the Gray Panthers, which advocated for the rights and dignity of older people. Early on, the group also participated in the anti-war movement. Kuhn joins Fresh Air to talk about aging and the different expectations placed on people of her generation.
Maggie Kuhn is on of the co-founders of the Gray Panthers -- an advocacy group for older Americans. Dr. John Fryer is a professor of psychology and community health at Temple University and a community activist. They discuss the Gray Panthers and the issues older people face.