La Récolte October Newsletter

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La Récolte Frail Care

Resident of the Month

COVID-19: What to avoid

Recipe of the month

Health Talk

Resident of the Month Eugene Jooste

Eugene Jooste is a devoted spouse, farther, grandparent and acting Chairman at La Récolte. We are honored to have him as resident of the month.

We would like to know about your life before La Récolte.

I was the Chief Operating and Financial Officer of the Association of Savings and Investment SA from 2008 until 2019. Carmen and I will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary next year, we are blessed with two daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren. I am currently working 3 days a week and I am Chairman at two retirement homes, I could not do this without the assistance of my wife Carmen.

Why did you decide to become an owner at La Récolte?

During the first lockdown we realized that our massive house in Welgemoed is taking all our time to maintain and clean, therefore we decided to sell our house. My dear wife insisted that we invest in

La Récolte as we liked the area and to be honest, Covid played a major role in our decision.

What do you do for fun?

We enjoy the outdoors, visiting friends and family, especially my youngest on the farm in Wellington with 2 grand kids. We enjoy travelling overseas and to visit our eldest in Vernon, British Colombia Canada with the other 2 grand kids. I also enjoy hunting in the Kalahari every year and we make our own biltong and droë wors.

Eugene Jooste- "I see our responsibilities as

Trustees, first and foremost, to ensure that our

levies remain affordable and competitive. It is important that our

residents are kept updated, especially when it comes to the finances - my intention,

Covid permitting, is to hold regular Town Hall meetings in the clubhouse to inform

our residents and listen to their proposals and issues."


La Récolte Frail Care

As seniors age, there comes a time when they aren’t able to care for themselves and performing daily tasks becomes difficult.

In these instances, moving into a 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 help of Van Biljon Nursing Services we provide care for all age-related disabilities.

We have 3 different room packages available, including:

Standard part rooms, Standard private rooms and a high care private rooms.

Frail Care Includes the following:

Occupational Therapy, 24 hour care, daily meals, help with washing and dressing, help with toilet rounds, medication administration, daily record keeping of vital signs, daily resident and wellbeing progress reports, wound care and daily activities.

La Récolte Retirement Village

"Your loved ones in professional, caring hands"

To Purchase Contact: Jessica Kolver

074 888 2132 or

To Rent Contact: Riana Van Der Berg



Recipe of the month

Amarula Cheesecake


▢ 200g Oreo biscuits

▢ 100g butter(melted)

▢ 500 grams cream cheese (softened to room temperature)

▢ 130 grams caster sugar

▢ 30 grams dark chocolate (melted)

▢ 200 ml whipping cream (very cold)

▢ 150 ml liqueur (Amarula Cream)

▢ 4 tsps. powdered gelatin.


▢ To create the non-bake base, crush the biscuits either in a bowl or a food processor

▢ On a low heat stove, add the butter to a pot and wait until melted.

▢ Then add biscuit crumbs until it becomes a sandy texture.

▢ Whip the cream until it is stiff

▢ In a small bowl, mix gelatin with the Amarula Cream liqueur and let it stand for three minutes

▢ Using a food mixer, mix the cheese and sugar until it is light and fluffy, then add the gelatin and liqueur to the mix

▢ After all the mixing, pour the bowl’s contents over the biscuit base and refrigerate for two hours or until set.


Health Talk

What is a Stroke?

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die

in minutes. A stroke is a medical emergency, and prompt treatment is crucial.

What are the 5 warning signs of a stroke?

Sudden onset of weakness or numbness on one side of the body.

Sudden speech difficulty or confusion.

Sudden difficulty seeing in one or both eyes.

Sudden onset of dizziness or loss of balance.

Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.

What is the number 1 cause of stroke?

High blood pressure and diabetes.


COVID-19: What to avoid

COVID-19 is often more severe in people who are older than 60 years or who have health conditions like lung or heart disease, diabetes or conditions that affect their immune system. If you’re at high risk, know what to do, and take the right actions now to protect yourself.

Avoid the following as far as possible:


A busy bank and long ques are a huge risk, opt for online banking.

Air travel

Flying is one of the riskiest situations to put yourself in when it comes to exposure to COVID-19. Unless it's absolutely necessary, you should avoid air travel until the majority of the population is vaccinated.

Grocery shopping

Choose less crowded stores and go at off hours or alternatively opt for online shopping.


Understand your options for getting medicine during COVID-19 , including digital copy prescriptions or home delivery services.


Next Edition>>>

Resident of the month

Recipe of the month

Health talk

Fun things to do in November


La Récolte

Retirement Village

Contact Residentia Trust at: 021 9756794

Cnr of Old Oak & Mountainview Road, Ridgeworth, Stellenberg


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