Just some thoughts on being a geezer on a Harley. I'm 63 have arthritis in both wrists and a blown out right knee. I ride an Electraglide because of these reasons. They have the best low speed handling of any large touring bike. The best kickstand in the business means it's less likely to fall over while parked. They won't fall to far. Remember most drops are at very slow or no speed. Learn to ride the rear brake and clutch in the friction zone then crank 17 foot circles.
It's easy to mount from the right, step onto the right footboard and swing up and over. This is the police method, it works. BTW you don't "lift it" from the kickstand you push it up with your thigh into the seat by straightening the left leg.
Had Harley's Beemer's and Wing's. While the Beemer's and Wing's have the high speed handling and power it's the Hog that's easy to ride. Um, better paint and chrome too.