98-year-old Ronald still living life to the full…

98-year-old Ronald Morrison

For proof that it’s possible to live independently at home well into your golden years look no further than 98-year-old Ronald Morrison.

With a helping hand around the house from Baptistcare Home Care, the spry nonagenarian continues to live in the Bayswater home he and his late wife Emma built in 1953.

“The best thing for me about living at home is all my life’s here, including my workshop where I like to spend time,” said Mr Morrison, whose weeks are busy with walks, singing groups and restoring the vintage motorbikes that have been a life-long passion. 

“And if you’ve been blessed with the health, why not stay in your own home? There are other people with greater need than me. I’m not ready to take up a bed somewhere else yet.”

As well as singing at the Girrawheen Baptist Church and with the Bassendean Melody Club, Mr Morrison relishes time spent in his workshop with his sons who all share their father’s love of motorbikes old and new. 

Some of the bikes they have restored over the years are almost 100 years old.