La Récolte December Newsletter

In this Issue>>>

Residents of the Month

Block A: Unit For Sale

Recipe of the Month

Holiday Gift Ideas

Christmas Function

Residents of the Month

Okkie and Gwen Okkenburg

The Okkenburg’s are new tenants at La Récolte, they are devoted parents and grandparents. We are delighted to have them as residents of the month for the last edition in 2021.

We would like to know more about the Okkenburg’s

Okkie: "We have been married for the past 59 years.

I was born and bred in Clifton and Gwen comes from George.

I was in banking for 40 years and Gwen was in the teaching profession.

During my many years in banking, I was employed at various branches in the Western, Eastern Cape and Border areas. Wherever I was employed Gwen was fortunate enough to get a teaching post."

What do you do for fun?

In our free time we love visiting our two daughters and grandchildren.

Our one daughter Rene has three boys and lives in Stellenbosch.

The other daughter Janine lives in Camps Bay and has two daughters.

We also love visiting the Wine Estates around this area, Stellenbosch and Somerset West.

Why did you decide to retire at La Récolte?

Okkie: "After Gwen and I were seriously ill

with Covid we decided to sell our property

in a security complex in Sonstraal.

We wanted to remain in the same area, so

we decided to purchase a unit in La Récolte.

We have been very happy here since we

moved in at the end of July


Block A: Unit For Sale

La Récolte is a luxury lifestyle Retirement Village for over 50’s, close to Tygervalley Shopping Mall and centrally located to hospitals & doctors in the area. This spacious apartment offers a study nook, ample built-in cupboards in both bedrooms and passage, modern finishes, granite kitchen tops, built in oven, fiber, and DSTV connections.

Additional features include security panic buttons, medical panic buttons, fire alarm, intercom system, access-controlled gate entrance, laundry facilities, estate clubhouse, kitchen offering daily meals, library, exercise studio, outside braai area, 24-hour security, assisted living and nursing provided by Van Biljon Nursing.

▢ Bedrooms: 2 ▢ Bathrooms: 2 ▢Parking: 1 ▢ Floor Size: 79 m²

Contact Jessica Kolver

074 888 2132 or


Holiday Gift Ideas

Finding Holiday gifts seems to be a particularly challenging task – after all, what do you get for someone who has everything? Many believe they have enough acquired enough ‘things’ over their many years, and some insist they don’t want any gifts at all.

The key is to find something they’ll not only love, but something they’ll actually use, and will make their daily lives happier and easier.

Coloring Books

In recent years, many older adults have started using these as stress-relief.

Family Photo Album

This is a gift idea that has been around forever, but is always appreciated.

Back & Neck Massagers

These are made to help with sore muscle, and sometimes use a heating function to relieve joint pain.

Memory Foam Seat Cushion

Seniors who spend a lot of their days sitting in a favorite chair, this inexpensive gift can make a world of difference.

Recipe of the Month
Dark Chocolate Tart


▢ 1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs

▢ 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter melted

▢ 1/4 cup granulated sugar

▢ 340g dark chocolate finely chopped

▢ 240g heavy whipping cream

▢ 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter room temperature

▢ Topping- Fresh Berries


Cookie Crust

▢ Preheat oven to 180 degrees

▢ Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until crumbly.

▢ Press firmly into a tart pan, Bake for 7-8mins.

▢ Cool completely in pan.

Dark Chocolate Ganache Filling

▢ Place chopped chocolate and butter into a large bowl.

▢ In a small saucepan, bring cream just barely to a simmer.

▢ Pour over chopped chocolate and cover bowl immediately with plastic wrap and let it stand for 5 mins.

▢ Stir with a spatula until combined and smooth.

▢ Pour into cooled tart shell and allow to set – overnight at room temperature or 1-2 hours in the fridge.

▢ Top with Fresh berries.


La Récolte

Christmas Menu

Welcome Drinks ******

Bread Baskets ******

French Onion Soup Oven Baked Bruschetta Bread with Mozzarella ****** Pork Fillet and & Turkey Phyllo Pastry with Maple Black Cherrie

Jus on Creamy Mashed Potatoes Pan Fried Baby Vegetables ******

Cassata Ice Cream ******

Tea & Coffee


Date: 10 December 2021

Time: 18:00 for 18:30 Price: R165pp

RSVP Before 03 December 2021 at Clubhouse


Next Edition>>>

Resident of the month

Recipe of the month

Health talk

New year’s resolutions


La Récolte

Retirement Village

Contact Labuschaigne Management Services: 021 975 1177

Cnr of Old Oak & Mountainview Road,

Ridgeworth, Stellenberg


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