La Récolte November Newsletter

In this Issue>>>

Time for a Revamp

First Social

Celebrating Heritage Day

Dating After 60

Recipe of the month

Health Talk: Osteoporosis

Time for a Revamp

In the last few months there has been many positive changes at

La Récolte, a new clubhouse, new residents at Block C and a frail care. Therefore, it was time to revamp and beautify our entrances and halls. Block A & B entrance halls were furnished with the assistance of Nolene (interior decorator) by using existing furniture from the furnished entrance halls on floors 1 and 3 of both blocks as well as donated furniture, Persian carpets, ornaments and pictures. Thank you to all residents for sharing to beautify all our entrance halls.

We would like to give a special thanks Eugene, Carmen, Elaine, Gielie

and Nolene for assisting with moving furniture between floors.

The end result speaks for itself!


First Social

Thanks to Penny Olivier (A212) for inspiring 14 creative ladies to partake in embroidery, knitting, crocheting and socializing in our fabulous new clubhouse.

This social will be the first of many to come and was a roaring success! We anticipate that this event will take place every 2 weeks on a Wednesday from 2-4 pm. Come join the fun!


Celebrating Heritage Day

On Friday 20 September 2021, Heritage Day was celebrated in true South African style at La Récolte.

This day is dedicated to our culture, diversity and traditions. Hosted by Western Province Catering, the servers dressed for this occasion and our residents were served a variety of vetkoeke.


Recipe of the month

Summer Smoothies

Who said that being healthy has to be boring?

Try one of these smoothies to get your body in to shape this summer.

Smoothies are full of nutrients and flavor.

Orange Carrot Ginger Smoothie

▢ 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced

▢ 1 whole orange, peeled

▢ 1 frozen banana

▢ 1/2 cup frozen mango or pineapple chunks

▢ 1 thumb-size piece of ginger root

▢ 1 cup water

Green Goddess Smoothie

▢ 1/2 a frozen banana

▢ 1/2 cup green grapes

▢ 1 kiwi, peeled

▢ 1 cup baby spinach leaves

▢ 1/2 cup ice

▢ 1 cup unsweetened milk

Peanut Butter Smoothie

▢ 2 overripe frozen large bananas

▢ 4 -6 tbsp. peanut butter

▢ 2 cups milk or yoghurt

▢ 1 /8 tsp salt

▢ sweetener of choice

Watermelon Smoothie

▢ 1 medium seedless watermelon

▢ 1 cup almond milk or whole milk

▢ 1 /2 cup vanilla yogurt

▢ 3 tablespoons honey

▢ 2 small wedges watermelon, garnish

▢ 2 sprigs mint, garnish

Tropical Island Smoothie

▢ 2 cups frozen mango cubes

▢ 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

▢ 1 ripe banana

▢ 1 /4 cup orange juice

▢ 1 cup water

Berry Smoothie

▢ 1 banana

▢ 1 cup frozen strawberries

▢ 1 cup frozen blackberries

▢ 1 cup frozen raspberries

▢ 1 cup almond milk

▢ 1 /2 cup Greek yogurt


Health Talk: Osteoporosis

What is the main cause of osteoporosis?

A lifelong lack of calcium plays a role in the development of osteoporosis.

Low calcium intake contributes to diminished bone density, early bone loss and an increased risk of fractures.

Severely restricting food intake and being underweight weakens bone in both men and women.

Osteoporosis can be preventable by making the following adjustments:

Quit smoking.

Limit alcohol consumption.

Maintain a healthy weight.

Eat a well- balanced diet.

What does osteoporosis pain feel like?

Sudden, severe back pain that gets worse when you are standing or walking with some relief when you lie down. Trouble twisting or bending your body, and pain when you do.


Dating After 60

Dating at any age can be complicated. It can be an emotional roller coaster ride of optimism, anticipation, and uncertainty. While some people reach retirement age having been single all their lives, others find themselves newly single as a result of death or divorce. Some are content to remain single for the rest of their lives, surrounded by friends and family members who can provide companionship. But many who find themselves single later in life head back into the dating pool.

Dating is Different Now- If you haven’t dated for decades, you may be surprised by how much the scene has changed. You will find that the qualities you look for in a potential mate at this stage in your life are much different than they were when you were young.

Dress for Success- It’s quite possible that you will meet your next partner when you’re not in dating mode, in other words, when you are just going about your daily life.

It’s Okay to Be Single- You don’t have to date, and you don’t have to have a partner. Often, you’ll have the most success with dating when you truly get comfortable with the notion that you’ll be fine on your own.


Next Edition>>>

Recipe of the month

Resident of the month

Health talk

Fun things to do in December


La Récolte

Retirement Village

Contact Labuschaigne Management Services: 021 975 1177

Cnr of Old Oak & Mountainview Road,

Ridgeworth, Stellenberg


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