La Récolte July Newsletter

Updated: Jun 30, 2021

In this Issue >>>

The COVID-19 vaccine

La Récolte: Block C

Recipe of the Month

Health Talk: Diabetes

Relish Winter’s pleasures

La Récolte: Block C

I'm sure that many of you have noticed that Block C is nearing completion and despite delays due to Covid lockdowns and material shortages is nearing completion.

We are thrilled to announce that as from the 12th of July 2021 our first residents will occupy Block C. The building offers bachelors, one- and two-bedroom assisted living suites that is both available to buy or rent.

Units are selling from R995 000 – R1 895 000.

Rentals are available from R7000 – R12 000.

Our assisted living suites will offer residents a variety of nursing care, ranging from daily medical check-up to personal hygiene care.

Each individual will have a tailor-made care package to suit their needs.

Further, the residents will be able to enjoy the court yard with garden and water feature as well as various resting areas within the building.

Frail Care will be available to all our residents from mid-July, where the Clubhouse will be opening its doors to all residents at the end of July. The Clubhouse will boast a dining room, indoor fire place, outdoor braai areas, a beauty salon as well as a unisex gym.

Please contact the following people:

Frail Care and assisted living: Riana (van Biljon Nursing) – 079 497 5141

Sales: Jessica (C4 Property Group) – 074 888 2132


The COVID-19 vaccine

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has urged those over 60 years of age to go for their COVID-19 vaccine, as the country implements the second phase of the vaccination rollout plan.

The safety and well-being of our residents has always been our number one priority at

La Récolte, therefore most of our residents have received their first vaccine with the assistance of van Biljon Nursing service on the premises.

Frequently asked questions

How can you be sure that the COVID-19 vaccines we use are safe?

The Department of Health is working with the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) to ensure that the vaccine made available through the COVAX Facility has met all the regulatory requires of safety, efficacy, and quality.

What are some of the common side effects of the Covid vaccine?

There are two main types of adverse reactions our bodies have to vaccination: local side effects (such as redness or swelling at the injection site) and systemic ones (such as headaches and fever).

Is the COVID-19 vaccine compulsory?

The simple answer is no. Based on our constitutional ethos, a person's decision to receive a vaccine must always be voluntary and made without any undue influence


Recipe of the Month

Mushroom Soup


▢ 2 tbsp. unsalted butter

▢ 1 onion, chopped

▢ 2 garlic cloves , minced

▢ 400g white mushrooms

▢ 200g Brown mushrooms

▢ 3 cups vegetable stock

▢ 1/4 tsp salt

▢ 1/8 tsp black pepper

▢ 3/4 cup crème fraiche or cream


▢ Cut mushroom into 4 slices, then dice into 3 or 4 pieces.

▢ Melt butter in a large pot over medium high heat.

▢ Add onion and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes until softened.

▢ Add mushroom sand cook for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.

▢ Add vegetable stock, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium and simmer gently for 15 minutes without a lid.

▢ Stir in cream (or crème fraiche),then simmer for another 5 minutes.

▢ Blend until completely smooth.

▢ Return to pot, simmer for a minute or two until bubbles caused by blending

largely subside and soup is hot.

▢ Ladle into bowls. Garnish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil or

cream, croutons and parsley.


Health Talk: Diabetes

So yes, seniors are at a greater risk for developing diabetes.

Simply put, elderly people have been exposed to sugar longer than other generations of people, so their chances of developing abnormally high blood glucose levels and, ultimately, type 2 diabetes is greater.

How can diabetes affect you?

It's important to manage diabetes because, over time, it can cause serious health problems like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye problems, and nerve damage that may lead to amputation. Also, people with type 2 diabetes may be at greater risk for cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

What are the first signs of diabetes?

The most common initial symptoms of type 2 diabetes are increased thirst and frequent urination. Excess glucose in your bloodstream sucks water from tissues, forcing you to want to take in more liquid. Feeling lethargic, tired or chronically weak can be a sign of type 2 diabetes.

How can prevent diabetes?

Diabetes in the elderly can be prevented or delayed with lifestyle interventions, including improved nutrition, increased physical activity, and weight loss.


Relish Winter’s pleasures

Freezing temps? Check. Gray skies? Check. Crabby mood? Check again. But not for long

Warm woolen mittens, hot chocolate and crackling fires. Taking the time to savor the most amazing things about this season can make you more content.

Winter is in full swing in South Africa, and instead of taking the moody route, decided to fall in love with our South African winters.

Why do you ask? Well there are just so many things to do and see when the temperature drops. So grab your scarves and gloves and find out what SA has to offer during the chilly months.

Winter is just another reason to enjoy wholesome South African food, food that brings back memories and creates lasting new ones. A hearty lamb potjie, bobotie or bean soup are just some of the comfort foods to enjoy this winter.

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant,

if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”


Next Edition>>>

Resident of the month

The advantages to frail care

Recipe of the month

Health talk

Fun things to do in August


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