Rosalynn Carter is scheduled to visit Grand Rapids to honor the 96th anniversary of the birth of fellow former first lady Betty Ford.
It is one of two events planned today at a Grand Rapids hotel and the Ford Presidential Museum.
There also is to be a panel discussion at the museum later in the day about the impact of Betty Ford's breast cancer diagnosis on women's health in the 1970s.
Gerald Ford died in 2006. He represented Grand Rapids in Congress before becoming vice president and president.