Never too old for a spin on a Harley

Derek Bath, 88, and Joyce Burling, 96, ready for a Harley ride

Residents at Lakehaven Court had a ride of their life recently when they were treated to a spin around town on a Harley.

Lifestyle Co-ordinator, Dianne Buettner, said some residents at the aged care centre had this on their bucket list for quite some time.

And just to show you’re never too old, some of the residents living their dream was Rita Packham who turned 102 in January; 88-year-old Derek Bath; Joyce Burling, 99; John Sheridan, 89; Joe Busuco, 73, who is totally blind; Ray Wallace, 89 and 90-year-old Maureen Roebuck.

“Our residents have been doing it tough throughout the pandemic with many lockdowns over the past two-and-a-half years and not being able to see family and friends,” she said.

“We decided to bring some joy and excitement to their lives in the form of a Harley trike ride.

“Eighteen of our residents went on a ride and it was smiles and laughter all around, it was such a fantastic experience.

“Scott from Trike Tours was just so wonderful; he was very patient and professional and we can’t thank him enough,” Buettner said.

Sue Murray