Stoney Brook of Copperas Cove celebrated its two-year anniversary as an assisted living facility Saturday with music by the Shorty Grisham and Friends band, free food, a bouncy castle and a car show.

“Our aim is to make the golden years golden,” said Janet Atkins, executive director of Stoney Brook.

“We want to be the premier assisted living facility in all of Central Texas.”

Many community living areas at Stoney Brook include amenities such as computers, a snack bar and a working player piano. The facility has an executive chief of staff, one of only 33 in all of Texas.

“We really pride ourselves on what we do here,” Atkins said. “We have a lot of really good people here and we want to make sure that this part of their lives is memorable.”

The celebration also served as a way to inform the community about Stoney Brook’s services.

“The car show is a great way to get people in,” said Stacy Tomblin, activity director at Stoney Brook. “It gets more people here who may not otherwise come out to see us.”

More than 50 vehicles took part in the car show.

“This is the first year we’ve done the car show,” Tomblin said. “It went really well for our first one, and we’re hoping to do it again next year.”

Stoney Brook has in-house Sunday church services, private dining rooms for special events and regular game nights. Residents have access to computers and are taught the basics of social networking to help them stay in touch with their families.

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