21 February 2019 – The oldest woman in Croatia, Josipa Talan, has celebrated her 107th birthday.
After the passing of 108-year-old Anđa Perić in Kotlenice near Split earlier this month, the title of Croatia’s oldest woman now belongs to Josipa Talan.
Talan was born in the village of Križovljan near Varaždin in northern Croatia on 17 February 1912. She celebrated her 107th birthday on Sunday with her friends and family at the Caritas home in Ivanec.
Talan, who has resided at the home since 2004, has had a tough life, working in the fields and vineyards for most of her life. She lost her husband early and son early in life.
Today her eyesight is not the best but she is able to move freely and has her hearing and does not take any medication. She says she finds strength in pray.