La Récolte April Newsletter

Updated: Mar 25, 2020

In this Issue>>>

La Récolte and the Corona Virus

Life in a Retirement Village

Resident Poem

Recipe of the month

April Fun at home

La Récolte and the corona virus

On Monday 16/03/2020 a meeting was help at La Récolte by the Board of Trustees, there was only one topic of discussion: “What steps can we take to curb the spread of the Corona Virus at La Récolte?"

This is the precautions that La Récolte have put in place:

• Sanitation stations (with a visible poster indicating this requirement) to be putt in the communal areas, including the lift entrance, front door entrances, reception and at the security gate.

We urge all residents, visitors and employees to make use of the available sanitation stations.

• All employees of La Récolte, including cleaners, medical staff, caterers, contractors and garden services has a Sanitation station in place.

Western Province Caterers Have these Precautions in place:

• Sanitation stations to be used at the end of each wash cycle.

• All cutlery, crockery, utensils and glassware are sanitized in biocide solution after it is washed.

• All vegetables are meticulously washed and sanitized before use.

What steps can I take to protect myself?

Clean your hands often

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place.

• Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

• Put distance between yourself and other people.

Did you know?

• Pick n Pay will open all its supermarkets and hypermarkets an hour earlier every Wednesday for customers over the age of 65.

• Checkers deliver groceries and drinks in 60 minutes, to use this service download the Checkers Sixty60 app on your mobile phone.

We would like to assure you that we are taking all precautions necessary to protect the health of all residents and employees at La Recolte .


Living in a Retirement Village

Have you been wondering whether it’s time to downsize but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re starting to think your family home no longer suits your lifestyle and needs. Maintaining the home and garden might be a bit of a struggle, or your health might be declining and you’d like to live in a more supportive environment.

A retirement village could be just what you're looking for at this point in your life. Although selling up and moving out of your home might seem overwhelming, weighing up your options carefully will help you make the decision that’s right for you.

Because retirement villages are purpose-built for older people, they offer many lifestyle and practical benefits. Residents enjoy a strong sense of community, feel safe and secure and can enjoy more quality time with family and friends. Retirement villages also offer low maintenance living, easing pressure on seniors who no longer feel they can keep up with home and garden chores.

When it’s time to go on holiday, it’s easy to lock up, relax and enjoy your vacation. Regardless of your own motivation for downsizing, it’s really important you choose the retirement option that best suits your lifestyle and needs.


Resident Poem

Met dapper en stapper

As die horlosie soggens tien voor sewe slaan

Trek die dames in blok B stapskoene aan

Want presies om sewe begin die klub

Met onblusbare toewyding en ywer te stap

Die figure wissel van dun to rond

Party se eetgewoontes dalk net effens ongesond

Die drag word ook nie voorgeskryf

Jy stap met enige iets aan die lyf

Jou geaardheid bepaal die tempo van jou stap.

Bly net asb uit die motors se pad.

Miranda bly ons eenkant toe jaag.

Seker bang `n oupa kom verby en probeer `n ontvoering waag!!!

Zandra kyk nie links of reg.

Die spiere in haar nek laat slaap haar sleg.

Dis Madelein wat haar lewe waag

op beentjies so dun sy kan `n kriek uitdaag.

Hermien gee twee tree en ons net een

Haar bene is kort nie met lengte geseen

Almal het `n goeie rede vir die stap

Voete wat swel of litte wat klap

Kom stap saam uit blok A of B

Dalk sal dit ons fyne lyfies gee

Dis die rede hoekom ek stap

Moet asb net nie my geheim verklap

Nuwe klere sal ek andersins moet koop

Ons is te oud om met styf gestopte lywe te loop

Ek sou dit so graag lyfies wou noem

Maar dalk net dalk sal die stappery dit doen

Dalk kan ons elkeen `n helfte laat verdwyn

Verbeel jou hulle sal ons moet soek want dan`s ons so klein

Moreoggend op die sewende slag

Wees reg want dan loop ons een punt ag!!!!



Recipe of the Month

South African Pickled Fish


1kg snoek or yellowtail

Salt to taste

Fish Masala, enough to season the fish

5 large onions

15ml mustard seeds

1 cup vinegar

3/4 cup water

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tsp tumeric

3 tbsp roasted Masala

4 bay leaves

4 all spice

8 peppercorns


Sprinkle salt and fish masala over fish, according to your taste.

Pan fry fish until cooked.

Fish will be flaky.

Simmer the rest of the ingredients for 10 minutes.

Add salt if needed.

Layer fish in a glass serving dish and cover fish with onion sauce.

Let it cool then refrigerate.


April Fun at Home

Play games! Games and puzzles are a fantastic source of fun times.

Get creative Getting in touch with your creative side is another fun way to spend time.

Drawing, coloring, painting, and sculpture are all wonderful ways to be creative.

Fun projects might include creating scrapbooks, organizing family photo albums, or making a family recipe book.

Exercise regularly Whether you are sitting or standing, you can still get the health and mood benefits from regular exercise, especially from seated exercises or exercise that are just focused on the feet and ankles to reduce swelling

Explore a variety of hobbies

Hobbies that you might enjoy at home are cooking, baking, knitting, crochet, indoor gardening, playing a musical instrument, or even learning a new language.


Next Edition>>>

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La Récolte

Retirement Village

Contact Residentia Trust at: 021 9756794

Cnr of Old Oak & Mountainview Road, Ridgeworth, Stellenberg.


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