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La Récolte August Newsletter

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Dealing with COVID-19

Lockdown at La Récolte

Health Talk

Recipe of the month

Supporting a loved one affected by COVID-19

Lockdown at La Récolte


There is no doubt that we are currently living in unprecedented times as the past few weeks has been a very challenging time for our residents. COVID-19 has affected our beloved residents forcing the estate in total lockdown.

Residents have supported each other in this difficult time as some have been tested positive and some have lost their lives.


Catharina Matthysen has recently passed.

Rina was the Chair person at La Récolte

Body Cooperate, she was an exceptional leader, mentor to many and loved by all.

Her death has left a huge void amongst

our residents.

We would like to send our sincere condolences to her family and friends.






Petra Hattingh has recently passed.

Petra was a teacher, mother and one

of our oldest residents.

Her death has left a huge void

amongst our residents.

We would like to send our

sincere condolences to her family and friends.




Soms is dit seer,

want dit sukkel om dìt te keer, Soms sit ons stil en dié dink is flink,

dan kom herrinering weer skerp na voor.


Ons koester en bêre vir later se sit

as die leemte ons toevou en verlange aanhou tot ons weer gaan sit en wag vir n nuwe dag.

Anonymous Resident

Dealing with COVID-19

These are unusual and trying times and if you’re feeling stressed or anxious, know that you’re not alone. With so much going on in the world, it’s only natural to feel scared, or to find yourself dealing with a lot of negative thoughts. With all of the challenges caused by

COVID-19, finding ways to refocus and stay positive can help you keep moving forward and make the most of every day. Many people are feeling isolated and lonely. There is a lot of uncertainty and bad news going around, and this can lead to high levels of stress. “Compassion fatigue” is very real and it can cause exhaustion, burnout, anxiety, and depression. At the same time, we know the power of positive thinking!

Finding and appreciating the good things in life can go a long way, especially in a difficult moment.

Here are a few ways to find positivity, even in difficult times: