Both Mennistenerf and Pennemes have a big courtyard in which residents can make a walk or just can enjoy sitting in the sun. At Pennemes we also have a big rooftop garden. Both the staff and the residents can enjoy the green close to home. We find a green surrounding very important because it has a positive influence on both the mental and physical condition of people. Trees and plants reduce stress and increase the ability to concentrate. A green surrounding can also encourage social interaction and movement. And of course green is of great importance when it comes to limiting the effects of climate change.