La Récolte August Newsletter

In this Issue>>>

La Vue Birthday Celebrations

La Récolte Personal Trainer

Realistic Goals for Retirement

Chefs Corner: Osso Buco

How to make friends

La Vue Clubhouse Functions

Our Clubhouse has been buzzing the last month with birthday parties, a breakfast buffet, a social braai and other social gathering.

La Vue certainly has given our residents the opportunity to dress up, socialize and enjoy their retirement!

On 11 June Yvonne Shead celebrated her 85th Birthday at La Vue.

It was a spectacular event filled with family friends and laughter! Catering was provided by Western Province Catering.

On 27 Mei 2022 Linda van Tonder celebrated her 70th Birthday.

Celebrating a major milestone birthday, this red-carpet event was filled with music, champagne and a spectacular view.

Guest were offered welcome drinks and a selection of Hors d'oeuvres.

Would you book La Vue for a special occasion?

Please contact us at


La Récolte Personal Trainer

Donavan Jacobs is the new Personal Trainer and Holistic Wellness Coach at the

La Récolte gym.

Donavan, why is exercise import?

It will build muscle strength and increase flexibility that will help with coordination, balance, and overall mobility.

Mentally it will decrease stress and anxiety and up your self confidence!

What classes do you offer our residents?

Personal training and stretch classes.

Why did you become a Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach?

It’s part of my DNA! I have always been health and wellness focused.

I love to work with people, it is satisfying to see my clients improve and grow younger.

What qualifications do you have?

I am a qualified personal trainer and I have a certificate in injury prevention.

"Thank you for inviting me on your wellness journey. I hope to assist you in improving your quality of life."

iamWellness360- Owner Donavan Jacobs

Operating Hours: Tues and Thurs from 8am to 12pm

Book a appointment via WhatsApp on 0724671554


Chefs Corner: Osso Buco

Your favourite recipes served at La Récolte directly from Chef Ray.


▢ 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

▢ 4 beef shanks

▢ Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

▢ 2 stalks celery, diced

▢ 1 large carrot, peeled and diced

▢ 1 small yellow onion, finely diced

▢ 4 cloves garlic, minced

▢ 2 cups red wine

▢ 2 cups crushed tomatoes

▢ 2 cups beef stock

▢ 3 thyme sprigs

▢ 2 bay leaves

▢ Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


▢ Preheat oven to 160 °

▢ Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.

▢ Pat dry the beef shanks; rub with remaining olive oil and season with salt and

fresh ground black pepper.

▢ Add the shanks to the hot oil and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side.

▢ Remove the shanks from the pan and set aside; keep covered.

▢ Return pan to the burner and add the diced celery, carrots, and onions to the pan.

Add more oil, if needed.

▢ Cook for 4 minutes, ad in the garlic and cook for 15 seconds.

▢ Add the wine, scraping up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a

wooden spoon, cook for 8 minutes.

▢ Stir in the crushed tomatoes and beef broth; add in the thyme sprigs and bay leaves,

and season with salt and pepper.

▢ Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer.

▢ Return the beef shanks to the pan.

▢ Cover and place in the oven, cook for 90 minutes.

▢ Return the pan back to the stovetop and set it over medium-high heat.

▢ Remove the beef shanks and set aside on a plate.

▢ Cook the sauce for 5 minutes, or until reduced and thickened.

▢ Pour sauce over beef shanks and garnish with parsley.


Realistic Goals for Retirement

While it’s productive to set goals for retirement, it’s still important for goals to be realistic. Despite their best efforts, many retirees set unrealistic goals about their retirement plans. The main culprit behind this? Common misconceptions about retirement. But if you create a realistic plan for your retirement, you can be better prepared.

You should retire by a certain age

In South Africa, the common age for retirement is 65, however when you decide to retire should depend on when you’re ready to retire, not your age.

Retirement means not working

Retirement is often thought of as a time to sit back and relax.

But many retirees find work to be fulfilling and are eager to fill their time in retirement with a new job.

You wont be stressed during retirement

Most people expect retirement to be an easy, stress-free, extended vacation. But life is stressful at times, even in retirement.

The transition to a new retirement lifestyle alone can be stressful.

You will have the time and means to travel

Workers nearing retirement expect to do more travelling in retirement, especially to explore new places. But many don’t end up travelling as much as they plan to. The issue here is that, even with all that spare time and additional income, travelling costs add up quickly.


How to Make Friends

Some seniors are overcome with anxiety in social situations and are reluctant to approach new people for fear of being rejected.

Others have a burning interest in making new friends but may be unsure where and how to meet new people. Sometimes it is as simple and as difficult –as ‘putting yourself out there".

Here are some useful tips

▢ Be Confident, smile, be a good listener and encourage others to talk about themselves.

▢ Pursue Your Hobbies and Interests

▢ Try an Activity or Take a Class


Next Edition>>>

Resident of the month

Chefs Corner

Health Talk

Fun things to do in September


La Récolte

Retirement Village

Contact Labuschaigne Management Services: 021 975 1177

Cnr of Old Oak & Mountainview Road,

Ridgeworth, Stellenberg


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