A SOMERSET care home staged a number of events to mark Remembrance Day.

West Abbey Care Centre commemorated Remembrance Day on November 8, as well as marking Remembrance on Wednesday November 11, joining the rest of the United Kingdom in holding a two-minute silence at 11am.

As well as marking Remembrance Day by wearing poppies and watching the televised service from The Cenotaph, residents took part in therapeutic activities including working with staff to create a number of displays around the Yeovil home, which were the focal points of the home's commemoration.

Residents also spent the day listening to old wartime songs and reading famous war poems and also received cards from pupils at the nearby Preston Primary School.

Ralph, a resident at West Abbey, said: “It is very important that we keep the memories of those who fought alive and that we also think about those involved in conflicts around the world today.

"I remember when I served in the army many years ago and I will never forget those who were serving with me”

Caroline Carter, general manager at West Abbey Care Centre, said: “We have many residents with personal ties to the military and many who have experienced conflict either at home or abroad so it was important to us to mark Remembrance Day and honour the contribution of everyone involved in the World Wars and in subsequent conflicts.”

West Abbey Care Centre is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals.

West Abbey Care Centre provides nursing care, residential care and respite care.