Busy 108-year-old ‘an inspiration to us all’

By LEANN BURKElburke@dcherald.comFRENCH LICK — When Helen (Dickhaut) Aylsworth was born, the Titanic had yet to sail, both world wars had yet to be fought and Amelia Earhart had yet to disappear during her attempt to fly around the globe. Helen was born in Posey County on Jan. 6, 1911, and recently celebrated her 108th birthday at Springs Valley Meadows retirement home in French Lick. She is just six years younger than the undisputed oldest living American — Alelia Murphy of New York — and seven years younger than the undisputed oldest living person in the world, Kane Tanaka of Japan. “I never thought I’d be that old,” Helen said. Although dementia has taken a toll on Helen in the past two years, she remains in good health — the only pill she takes is a multivitamin — and active, attending every activity Springs Valley Meadows offers. Read more here >>>

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