LongeviQuest is delighted to announce that Finland’s oldest living person turned 110 years old in Mänttä. Her 110th-year milestone was celebrated by her friends and family. Helvi Kissala was born in Mänttä, Pirkanmaa, Finland on 26 October 1913.

Helvi Kissala turns 110 today
(Source: www.iltalehti.fi)

Helvi Kissala, also known as “Grandma Kissa” by her loved ones, has had a remarkable life. She has lived through both world wars and civil wars, as well as the Great Depression. Kissala had multiple jobs throughout her life, including working as a cleaner at a paper factory, a cattle rancher, and a housewife.

She became the oldest known living person in Finland, following the death of 110-year-old Sirkka Nieminen on 13 January 2023.

Helvi Kissala currently lives in Mänttä-Vilppula, Pirkanmaa, Finland. She is also the last surviving person in Finland born in 1913.