La Récolte May Newsletter

In this Issue>>>

Our Gymnasium

Property for Sale

La Récolte Frail Care

Recipe of the Month

Health Talk

Live Your Best Life

La Récolte Frail Care

As seniors age, there comes a time when they are not able to care for themselves any longer. Performing daily tasks, such as dressing, bathing, cooking or even moving around becomes difficult due to physical frailty, mental incapacity or sometimes both.

In these instances, moving into a professional and fully equipped frail care facility is very often the right choice to ensure the safest possible environment and best quality of life.

La Récolte offers short and long term care with the emphasis on dignity and the individual well-being with the help of Van Biljon Nursing Services. We provide care for all age-related disabilities, including stroke patients and cancer patients.

We have different care packages available, depending on your needs.

Our frail care facility includes the following: daily meals, help with washing and dressing,

help with toilet rounds, daily record keeping of vital signs, daily wellbeing progress reports, wound care, daily activities, and basic care.

La Récolte is more than “home” to our residents, it is a place of peace and enjoyment, safety and comfort, security and dignity.

We welcome you to visit our facility and feel the warm loving embrace that each resident in our care experiences.

Should you be interested in our Frail Care service, please contact

Riana van Biljon: 079 497 5141 or,za


Our Gymnasium

La Récolte recently opened its brand new gymnasium for our residents, it has all the amenities needed for a light cardio workout. Being active, strong and fit improves your quality of life and helps to maintain your independence. Catering for all levels of fitness, the gym has yoga matts, exercise balls, treadmills, exercise bikes and a elliptical trainer. Everything you might need for your workout routine!

Besides the established physical and mental benefits of exercise, it also allows for a sense of community and meeting of like-minded people.


Property for Sale

La Recolte Retirement Village has one two-bedroom apartment left in the new Block C. This dual-purpose apartment can be used for either Assisted Living or Independent Living. It really is the best of both. The apartment boasts an open-plan kitchen and a spacious bathroom that makes provision for a wheelchair. The bedrooms have ample cupboard space and large windows, allowing the sunlight to shine in.

For more information or to arrange a viewing Contact Jessica Kolver-Louw ▢ 074 888 2132▢


Recipe of the Month

Biltong and Cream Cheese Balls


For The Balls

▢ 500 g full fat cream cheese

▢ 125ml (1/2 cup) biltong, finely chopped

▢ 15ml (1 tbsp) paprika

▢ 10ml (2 tsp) chilli flakes

▢ Salt and pepper, to taste

▢ 125ml (1/2 cup) flour

▢ 2 eggs, beaten

▢ 125ml (1/2 cup) bread crumbs

▢ Oil for frying

For The Dip

▢ 1 ripe avocado

▢ 80ml (1/3 cup) sour cream

▢ Zest and juice of 1 lemon

▢ Salt and pepper


For The Balls

▢ Combine the cream cheese, biltong, paprika, chilli flakes in a mixing bowl.

▢ Season to taste.

▢ Use the cream cheese mixture to form the biltong balls

(slightly smaller than a golf ball).

▢ Place the flour, egg and bread crumbs in separate bowls, in this order to make

dusting a little simpler.

▢ Lightly dust each biltong ball with flour, then cover with egg before dusting with

the bread crumbs.

▢ Heat oil in a frying pan, then fry the crumbed biltong balls until golden brown.

▢ Drain on kitchen towel.

For The Dip

▢Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.

▢Season to taste


Live Your Best Life

With the emphasis on encouraging older adults to improve their physical, mental and social well-being, we would like to focus on the many ways that older adults can live their best lives.

We have found that the following areas are fundamental to healthy aging.

Stay Active

Older adults can benefit from simple, daily exercise such as walking or gardening. Benefits from activity include increased physical health, lessening risk of anxiety and depression, and better cognitive function.

Be Social

Research shows that isolation leads to a variety of mental health issues, including cognitive decline. Transitioning to a community of older adults have important beneficial effects on the lives of older adults. At La Recolte we have many social events at La Vue, giving our

residents the opportunity to engage with others.

Live Healthily

Proper diet, consistency in medication, good hygiene, and careful attention to risk issues can help an older adult maintain a healthy lifestyle. As our residents age they have the option of moving from independent living to assisted living and to frail care. We have all the resources available to our residents to assure that their needs are met.


Health talk: Heart Attack

A heart attack is a medical emergency!

It usually occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the heart.

Without blood, tissue loses oxygen and dies.

What are the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?

A squeezing or aching sensation in your chest or arms

Shortness of breath.

Cold sweat.


Lightheadedness or sudden dizziness.

Women are more likely to have atypical symptoms than men.

Treatment ranges from lifestyle changes and cardiac rehabilitation to medication, stents and bypass surgery.


Next Edition>>>

▢ Resident of the month

▢ Social events at La Récolte

▢ Fun things to do in June

▢ Recipe of the month

▢ Health Talk


La Récolte

Retirement Village

Contact Labuschaigne Management Services: 021 975 1177

Cnr of Old Oak & Mountainview Road,Ridgeworth, Stellenberg


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