Nancy Reagan Falls At Politcal Event

08/24/2011 03:50 PM ET

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan had a fall a political event in California on Tuesday night as she was arriving at her late husband's Presidential Library to hear U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) speak.

The 90-year-old Reagan is said to be fine after the incident. "She's just fine. Our aisles were crowded and she tripped on a stanchion, but recovered quickly, and we started the program on time," said Melissa Giller, a spokeswoman from the library.

She was then slowly escorted to her seat.

The Reagans retired to their home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California in 1989. Nancy devoted most of her time to caring for her ailing husband, diagnosed in 1994 with Alzheimer's disease, until his death in 2004. Nancy Reagan has remained active within the Reagan Library and in politics, particularly in support of stem-cell research.

In March 2009 she praised President Barack Obama for reversing the ban on federally funded embryonic stem cell research. She traveled to Washington, D.C. in June 2009 to unveil a statue of her late husband in the Capitol Rotunda. She was also on hand as President Obama signed the Ronald Reagan Centennial Commission Act and lunched privately with Michelle Obama.

Nancy Reagan revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair that Michelle Obama had telephoned her for advice on living and entertaining in the White House.

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