La Récolte February Newsletter

In this Issue >>>

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

2 tbsp. plain yogurt (Greek or regular)

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1 cup halved red grapes

1 cup chopped apples

1 cup sliced celery

1/4 cup chopped parsley

salt to taste

freshly ground black pepper

1 cup walnuts, toasted

lettuce, for serving


1) In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, yogurt, and lemon juice.

2) Add grapes, apple, celery, and parsley and fold until just combined.

3) Season with salt and pepper.

4) Top with walnuts and serve over lettuce.


Frequently asked questions about Covid-19

As the impact of the Coronavirus continues to affect our lives, at La Récolte we remain committed to keeping our residents, visitors and staff as safe as possible.

Here are a few frequently asked questions that we hope will answer all your questions.

How long does it take for symptoms of the coronavirus disease to appear?

On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.

Where should I go if I want to test for COVID-19?

Testing is not routinely done unless testing is indicated by a health professional therefore one would need to be assessed by your medical practitioner in order to qualify for testing.

What are some of the most common symptoms of the coronavirus disease?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Other symptoms that are less common and may affect some patients include loss of taste or smell, aches and pains, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, red eyes and diarrhea.

What should I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?

*Stay home- By staying home, you can help prevent spreading the virus to others in your community. Plan to only go out if you need to seek medical care.

*Separate yourself from others- If you share your home with others, distance yourself from them as much as possible. Try to use a bedroom and bathroom that’s separate from the rest of your household.

*Call your doctor- It’s important to let your doctor or healthcare provider know about your symptoms. They may ask you questions about when and how you may have been exposed. Try to answer these to the best of your ability.

*Follow your doctor’s instructions- Your doctor will give you instructions on how to care for yourself while you’re ill. They may also arrange for you to be tested for COVID-19 if you haven’t been tested already.

*Monitor your symptoms- Keep track of your symptoms and if they begin to worsen, don’t hesitate to get medical attention. Plan to call ahead before you arrive at your doctor’s office, an urgent care facility, or an emergency room.


Unit For Sale/Rent

There is a beautiful one-bedroom corner unit For Sale/Rent at La Récolte.

It is very spacious at 72sqm with basement parking, internet/DSTV connectivity,

access-controlled gate and medical assistance button.

Rental includes water & sewerage, refuse, food availability charge & nurse bell charge.

Rent at R10 000pm or purchase for R2 100 000.

Contact Jessica Kolver from C4 Properties Group

074 888 2132 or


Next Edition>>

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Fun things to do in March

The 10 best books of all time

La Récolte

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Cnr of Old Oak & Mountainview Road, Ridgeworth, Stellenberg


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