La Récolte September Newsletter

In this Issue>>>

Update on Block C

Resident of the month

Recipe of the month

Chrystal Clear: Manicures/Pedicures

Helpful Apps for Seniors

Resident of the Month

Ian and Evelyn Hepburn

Evelyn and Ian Hepburn are the oldest residents La Récolte, having moved in on 22/08/2017. This devoted couple is would describe as warm, positive and easy to talk to.

In the Spotlight:

Why did you decide to Retire at La Récolte?

Realizing that we are not getting any younger and got tired of maintaining a house, cutting the lawn etc., we thought of looking for a lock up and go retirement village.

We saw the banners flying when La Récolte was being promoted, made inquiries and bought our regrets!

We would like to know about you life before retirement.

We have been married for 53 years and dated for 5 years before that.

Before retiring, Ian worked in the engineering sector of Western Deep Levels gold mine at Carletonville. I in turn served my time as a hairdresser and also worked in the Mine laboratory.

What do you do for fun?

In our older years we have both taken to lawn bowls so that we can play a sport together.

Do you enjoy your retirement at La Récolte?

We enjoy the security and feel a lot safer at La Récolte.

We have made lots of new friends, and enjoy helping others whenever we can.

Especially doing the boerie roll Braai's!


update on Block C

With the construction of Block C well on its way at La Récolte, we are excited for the occupation of our new residents as from 01 April 2021.

Block C will include a state-of the-art care centre, along with 48 assisted living suites and independent suites, which offer a combination of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, ranging between 20m² and 60m².

Each apartment boasts emergency nurse-call panic buttons, 24-hour security with CCTV cameras, electric fencing and manned access-controlled gates, DStv connectivity, fibre internet, optional homecare nursing, landscaped gardens, laundry facilities and affordable, stable levies. Voice-over internet protocol telephone enables residents to contact one another and the relevant services on site, free of charge.

Block C with its assisted living suites will sell from R995 000 and buyers can choose between pre-selected contemporary finishes.

For more information please visit or call Jessica Kolver on 074 888 2132, or e-mail on


Helpful Apps for Seniors

Advances in modern technology and electronic devices make the lives of people in all age groups easier and more convenient. Many older adults have become tech savvy and take advantage of the technology, which includes mobile devices.

There are several apps available that seniors may want to consider using.

IBP- This comprehensive app makes documenting and monitoring blood pressure easy. After taking their blood pressure, seniors simply enter their readings into the app.

A customizable color-coded graph displays trends and denotes whether readings are normal to high. The app can be used by multiple older adults, and it’s compatible with Android and iOS devices.

Pillboxie- This app was designed and created by a registered nurse to make remembering to take medications easier. Once the app is downloaded, an Internet connection isn’t required to activate it. Owners receive administration alerts even if their devices are in sleep mode. When it’s time to take a medication, the device emits an audible alert. The user then merely checks off the dose in the app. The app is easily customized to accommodate any number of medications and daily dose times.

Car Finder AR- Parking lots and street parking can be confusing, and trying to locate your car among hundreds of other vehicles frustrates even the most patient driver. The app uses the GPS from your phone to give you walking directions back to your vehicle.


Chrystal Clear: Manicures/Pedicures

Chrystal Faro does manicures and pedicures at La Recolte, it is a mobile therapy salon and is often used by our residents. Give your self-esteem a great boost by making your hands and feet look stylish and fabulous!

A manicure and pedicure will include foot/hand soaking, foot scrubbing, nail clipping, nail shaping, foot/hand massage, moisturizer and nail polishing.


Pedicure R130 without colour

Pedicure R140 with colour

Manicure R110 with colour

Manicure without colour

Chrystal, what measure are you taking to curb the spread of Covid-19?

My equipment is sterilized every time it is used, I wear a face mask (and my client), and i sanitize my hands regularly.

Chrystal Clear

Chrystal Faro 084 063 7782 or


Recipe Of the Month

Traditional Milk Tart


3 tablespoons Butter,

1 cup Sugar

3 Egg yolks

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

4 cups Milk

3 Egg whites

1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar


1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and coat a 9 inch deep dish pie plate with vegetable oil cooking spray.

2) In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth.

3)Add the egg yolks and beat until light and fluffy.

4) Sif in the cake flour, baking powder and salt, and stir until well blended.

5) Mix in the vanilla and milk.

6) In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites to stiff peaks using an electric mixer and fold into the batter. Pour into the prepared pie plate, and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top.

7) Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Continue to bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the center is set when you gently jiggle the pie.

Serve hot or cold.


Notice Board

We would like to remind all residents to carry your remote for the panic button with you at all times in the instance of a medical emergency. The A23 batteries on your remote should be changed at least every 6 months.


your thoughts..........

If you have a inspirational story, a winning food recipe or you would like to be Resident of the Months, please email


Next Edition>>>

Resident of the Month

Recipe of the month

Elsje van Niekerk: Hairdresser

October Fun


La Récolte

Retirement Village

Contact Residentia Trust at: 021 9756794

Cnr of Old Oak & Mountainview Road, Ridgeworth, Stellenberg


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