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Turning 104: Helen Callahan recounts a lifetime of world travels

  • Helen Callahan, who turned 104 on June 10, talks about some of the traveling she did with her husband in the 1980s from the Lodge at Havenwood Heritage Heights in Concord on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Callahan turned 104 on Sunday, June 10. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Helen Callahan, 103, holds a vest covered in patches from her travels in the 1980s while sitting in the Lodge at Havenwood Heritage Heights in Concord on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Callahan turned 104 on Sunday, June 10. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Helen Callahan, 104, a resident of Havenwood Heritage Heights in Concord, talks about some of the traveling she did with her husband in the 1980s. Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Birthday balloons and framed needlework from her younger years hang on the walls in Helen Callahan’s room in the Health Services Center at Havenwood Heritage Heights in Concord on Friday, June 8, 2018. Callahan turns 104 on Sunday, June 10. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff



Monitor staff
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

“I can’t do a lot of things I used to do when I was younger,” Helen Callahan said about turning 104. “Not too much different except that, as I said, you can’t do everything that you used to do.”