Residents at Dewar Close care home in Bilton marked Dignity Action Day by hosting Rugby MP Mark Pawsey last Friday.
The visit gave the MP a chance to listen to residents discuss their care and how life diaries and memory albums are used to discover their passions and interests.
Pianist Ralph Good, 88, spoke about his career in the navy, and Alan Ince, 70, about his fundraising with Rugby Lions.
Ralph said: “I used to be a stoker in the Royal Navy, which involved fuelling the ship’s engines in boiling hot engine rooms. I travelled to some wonderful and exotic places.”