La Récolte February Newsletter

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Resident of the Month

Coping with Change

Recipe of the Month

FAQ about Covid-19

Unit For Sale/Rent

Resident of the Month

Petra Hattingh

Petra is one of the first residents at La Récolte, she is respected by the other residents, easy to talk to, upbeat and clearly a peoples person.

Petra what did you do before La Récolte?

My husband and I were both teachers, we lived in Oudtshoorn for 35 years where my husband was a professor until he retired. We moved to We then moved to the Palomino complex in Durbanville. My husband passed away and i continued to live there for 21 years.

Why did you decide to become a tenant/owner at La Recolte?

As I got older, I realized that I will have to move to a place that will has all the available facilities I might need as I get older. I had certain requirements, I wanted to live in my own apartment and under cover parking for my car. La Récolte is very central to all shops and amenities and close my daughter so it was the ideal place for me to retire.

Do you have any hobbies?

I enjoy being creative, therefore I like to knit and do needle work. After my husband passed, I decided to take classic guitar lessons, I found it to be therapeutic in dealing with my grief after losing my spouse.

Is there anything inspiring that you would like to say to our readers?

Live while you are alive!

Continue doing things that make you happy, it will give you something to look forward to when you get up in the morning. Doing creative things are good for the mind and the soul!

Be grateful every day to live at a place like La Récolte.


Staying healthy and feeling your best is important at any age.

As we grow older, we experience an increasing number of major life changes, including career transitions and retirement, the loss of loved ones, physical and health challenges and even a loss of independence. How we handle and grow from these changes is often the key to healthy aging.

Learn How:

*Focus on the things you’re grateful for- When you stop taking things for granted, you appreciate and enjoy what you have even more.

*Acknowledge and express your feelings- Don’t deny what you’re going through.

Find healthy ways to process your feelings

*Accept the things you can’t change- Face your limitations with dignity and a healthy

dose of humor.

*Look for the silver lining- When facing major challenges, try to look at them as opportunities for personal growth

*Take daily action to deal with life’s challenges- Take things one small step at a time.

Even a small step can go a long way to boosting your confidence and reminding you that you are not powerless.

You are stronger and more resilient than you may realize.

A sense of humor helps you get through tough times, look outside yourself, laugh at the absurdities of life, and transcend difficulties.

recipe of the Month

Waldorf Salad


2 tbsp. mayonnaise