La Récolte May Newsletter

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Property For Sale

Isolation and Loneliness

Recipe of the Month

Fruit Galore and more

Gratitude and Health

Property For Sale

1 Bed Apartment R 1 750 000

La Récolte Retirement Village's independent living Block B offer clients one last chance to purchase a spacious one bedroom apartment. This one bedroom, one bathroom apartment is 62sqm with build in cupboards and its very own balcony from the bedroom.

The bathroom is very spacious with a walk-in shower. The living room and kitchen is open plan with a large sliding door and balcony. This is a ground level unit.

2 Bed Apartment R 2 650 000

This top floor two bedroom, two bathroom unit feels more like a little house than an retirement apartment. The views are spectacular from the balcony and bedrooms and the unit is very spacious. The 79sqm apartment also has a hallway cupboard and study-nook.

The basement parking is included in the price and offers direct access to the building via a lift.

Contact Jessica Kolver

Mobile: 074 888 2132 or


Isolation and Loneliness

We are experiencing a historical moment with an unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The outbreak of

COVID-19 will have a long-term and profound impact on our health and well-being. We are at increased risk for loneliness and social isolation because we are more likely to face factors such as living alone, the loss of family or friends and chronic illness. Research has linked social isolation and loneliness to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity,

a weakened immune system, anxiety and depression,

What can i do to combat isolation and loneliness?

Dining With Others- The act of eating with others is inherently social, dining offers an occasion for catching up and rejoicing with others.

Sense of Purpose- Volunteering is also great way of maintaining and expressing a sense of purpose, and remain active in your hobbies and interests.

Make Family and Friend Interaction a Priority- Visiting family and friends is one of the most important past-times as these catch-ups help combat isolation.

Exercise- Let’s face it; exercise and moving our bodies releases endorphins, reduces stress and just makes us feel good. A positive body image, it can help you not only feel good, but also avoid isolation.


Recipe of the Month

Carrot Cake


▢ 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

▢ 2 cups of brown sugar

▢ 4 eggs

▢ 2 cups all-purpose flour

▢ 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence

▢ 2 teaspoons baking powder

▢ 2 teaspoons baking soda

▢ 1 teaspoon salt

▢ 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

▢ 2 cups grated carrots

▢ 1 cup chopped pecan nuts

▢ 1/2 cup raisins

Cream Cheese Icing

▢ 500g cream cheese

▢ 2 cups icing sugar

▢ 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

▢100g butter softened


▢ Preheat oven to 175°C and grease two round baking tins

▢ In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla essence.

▢ Sieve the flour, baking soda and baking powder into the bowl, add the cinnamon and salt and beat together.

▢ Stir in the carrots, raisins and pecan nuts.

▢ Pour into the prepared pan/s

▢ Bake at 175°C for 40-50 minutes

▢ Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes before turning it out onto a wire cooling rack.

▢ Allow it to cool completely before icing.

Cream Cheese Icing

▢ Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix until smooth and creamy.

▢ Ice the cooled cake and decorate


Fruit Galore and more

Every Wednesday at 09:00 Riaan and Illse supplies our residents with fruit, vegetables and other homemade treats to their doorstep.

They have a big variety of produce, it is of good quality and at a affordable price. Their fruit and vegetable produce is bought at local farmers daily, bringing you the freshest produce possible. Their honey, rusks, biltong and preserves is bought from local farmers markets and is a huge hit amongst our residents.

"When you are supporting a small business your are supporting a dream"


Gratitude and Health

Gratitude is one of many positive emotions. It's about focusing on what's good in our lives and being thankful for the things we have.

Gratitude is pausing to notice and appreciate the things that we often take for granted, like having a place to live, food, clean water, friends, family, even computer access. It's taking a moment to reflect on how fortunate we are when something good happens — whether it's a small thing or a big things.

Why Gratitude Matters

Gratitude doesn't just feel good. Making a habit of gratitude can also be good for us. Like other positive emotions, feeling grateful on a regular basis can have a big effect on our lives. Brain research shows that positive emotions are good for our bodies, minds, and brains.

Positive emotions balance out negative emotions. People who often feel grateful and appreciative are happier, less stressed, and less depressed. Gratitude is like a U-turn on complaining or thinking about what we don't have.

Focus on all the positive and embrace it. Ignore the negative and be thankful for every single day.” “Celebrate every new day you are alive to witness, because being among the living is a blessing that often disappoints some of the people who deserve it the most."


Next Edition>>

Resident of the month

Recipe of the month

Fun things to do in June

Health talk


La Récolte

Retirement Village

Contact Residentia Trust at: 021 9756794

Cnr of Old Oak & Mountainview Road, Ridgeworth, Stellenberg


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