La Recolte: February Newsletter

Updated: Feb 20, 2020

In this Issue>>>

Introducing Western Province Caterers

Enjoying Your Retirement

February Fun

Recipe of the Month

Retirement at La Récolte


Western Province Caterers

We are excited to introduce you to Western Province Caterers, they are the new catering company at La Récolte as from February 2020.

Western Province Caterers was established in 1995 primarily to serve the catering needs of the retirement sector in the Western Cape.

Nicky Louw will be heading the catering team with her team of chefs, they are expected to deliver fresh, tasty, home style meals with a little flair.

Western Province Caterers' philosophy towards food service is to keep it refreshing and nutritious, to ensure that it's always about the people and the love of food.

The unique and special needs of this market is carefully tailored for by their Executive Chef through on-going menu research and development.

Regular promotions and fun events will be arranged in conjunction with the Trustees to add a varied dimension to the residents' day.

Western Province Caterers

5A Beckham Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Contact: 076 731 2929 (Nicky Louw)


Enjoying Your Retirement

Most of us look forward to the day we can retire and spend our days pursuing favorite pastimes. While having the freedom to follow your dreams is nice, it isn’t always enough. Some seniors find themselves struggling to settle into a healthy, productive lifestyle.

Challenge yourself: It’s easy to get stuck in a routine after you retire. Avoid that trap by challenging yourself to learn new things.

Spend time with kids: Children have a way of boosting spirits.

If you don’t have grandchildren or yours live far away, consider volunteering for a local children’s organization.

Find a physician you trust: Having a trusted relationship with a primary care physician is important, you’ll be more likely to visit the doctor on a regular basis and stay on track with health screenings.

Create a bucket list: Do you have dreams of adventures you’ve always wanted to complete? That’s what is known as a bucket list. Take time to formally compose your list. Then make plans to pursue each item.

Connect with peers: Having friends your own age gives you a support network to turn to through the ups and downs of aging.

Find ways to give back: It may be fine to spend a few years living a carefree life, but you’ll likely come to a point where you want more meaningful activity. Many seniors find volunteer work fills this void.


Recipe of the Month

Broccoli Salad with Bacon


8 cups chopped broccoli florets

6g sharp cheddar, cut into small cubes

¼ cup diced red onion

¼ cup thinly sliced almonds

8 slices bacon, fried and crumbled

½ cup mayo

¼ cup sour cream

2 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix

1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar


Add the broccoli, cheddar, onion, almonds, and bacon to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.

Add the mayo, sour cream, ranch seasoning, and vinegar to a small mixing bowl and stir well.

Pour the dressing over the broccoli salad and stir well to coat.

Serve immediately.


February Fun

The 2020 Wine Grape Harvest at Dusk With Nederburg

It’s almost that time of the year again when Nederburg’s team of viticulture and wine making experts face the 2020 wine grape harvest head-on.

The most special time of the year in the wine industry, the annual harvest is a celebration of thanksgiving for nature’s incredible bounty.

Nederburg will be inviting guests to come and experience the harvest first-hand, providing the opportunity to sip, savor, snip and squash during the Paarl winery’s 2020 Harvest at Dusk Festival.

When: Saturday, 8 February 2020

Where: Nederburg Wines, Sonstraal Rd, Paarl, 7646

Contact: 021862 3104 or


Valentine’s Day- 14 February

Valentine's Day is all about love, but there's no rule that says it has to be all about romantic love! Valentine's day means celebrating love, adore and affection. It doesn't always have to be with your spouse or partner. It can be with anyone with whom we feel the kind of bond which is worth a celebration. Many people who celebrate the heart-shaped holiday do it with their friends, family or grandchildren.


Retirement at La Récolte

Understanding the different types of senior care can be a little confusing for families.

When a loved one needs help, it’s often hard to navigate your way through the maze of options available.

Therefore, I would like to tell you about our different retirement options at La Récolte.

Independent living- Block A, B and D (In Progress)

Meant for independent active seniors over 50 years old and offers a lock-up and go lifestyle unit. Each unit has medical panic buttons, 24- hour security with CCTV cameras and

access-controlled gate. Presenting the perfect blend of tranquil living, safety and convenience.

Assisted living, Frail Care and Independent Living - Block C

Why would there be 3 different Retirement options in one Block?

When you have a independent living unit in Block C and there is a change in health you have the option of changing your unit to Assisted living or Frail Care.

When there is a couple sharing a unit, and one spouse has health problems the required help can still be given without separating them.

Our assisted living and Frail care suites will offer residents exactly what they need, be it a nurse visiting daily just to make sure the residents have taken their medication, monitoring their health, or staff cleaning their suites and making their beds.

The main focus of La Récolte is to make the different stages of retirement as convenient as possible and always putting the needs of the residents first!

Next Edition>>>

Introducing Residentia Trust

Resident of the month

Recipe of the month

Fun in March

La Récolte

Retirement Village

Contact Residentia Trust at: 021 9756794

Cnr of Old Oak & Mountainview Road, Ridgeworth, Stellenberg.

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