Their vision is to create a humane society that puts the needs of people over profits, responsibility over power, and democracy over institutions. The Gray Panthers’ Values are: 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.