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Maggie Kuhn popularized the phrase " The best age is the age you are," while being an activist for age rights. Kuhn started a group known as the Gray Panthers, which was an advocacy group for the rights of the elderly. The group was founded after Kuhn was forced to retire at age 65 and met with other retirees to discuss injustices they faced. The original group name was Consultation of Older and Younger Adults for Social Change, but its current name was coined by a news anchor that compared them to the Black Panthers.
Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (2019). Maggie Kuhn. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved from: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Maggie-Kuhn