27 July 2023
Wetherby Manor shares ideas for Going Green this Summer
This summer across our care homes, Anchor care teams and residents are keeping sustainability and the environment at the forefront of their minds.
Wetherby Manor care home in Wetherby has been going green this July by incorporating the idea of living sustainably into all of their wellness activities and events. From growing their own fruit and vegetables to exploring different ways to repurpose items and give them a new lease of life, everyone has enjoyed focusing on the positive impact even small changes can have.
With a little planning and effort, colleagues and residents successfully grew gooseberries in the garden and then turned them into a delicious jam, and also enjoyed a dinner of home-grown potatoes with mint and butter.
Residents have also had fun exploring sustainable ways to be creative, using dried flowers in beautiful pictures to decorate the communal areas and even creating a windchime for the garden from old spoons.
As England’s largest provider of housing and care for older people, Anchor want to enable current and future generations to love living in later life, and focusing on sustainability across all our services year round is key to that. Chefs in our care homes use local, seasonal produce in their cooking and growing fruit and vegetables is a green, and popular communal activity for residents to enjoy.
Many of our care homes will be sharing ways in which they are going green this summer on their social media accounts. To keep up with their ideas and get inspiration to become more sustainable, follow the #GoGreen hashtag on Twitter.
As an organisation, we have recently published our climate commitments and actions in our Environmental Sustainability and Net Zero Strategy which you can read here.