By Sue Botos
Representatives of The Harbor Court have announced that the senior residence has been sold by the local Zapis family to Texas-based Capital Senior Living Corp. The Harbor Court’s sister facility, the Rockport Retirement Community, will remain under the Zapis’ ownership.
The Harbor Court was built by the Rocky River-based Zapis family in 1988, and offers assisted living as well as a memory care unit, Annie’s Place. The family has maintained ownership since then, receiving multiple perfect state of Ohio surveys, and residents have become comfortable with the veteran staff, many of whom have been with The Harbor Court since its opening.
“This is a bittersweet moment for the (Zapis) family,” said Harbor Court Director Shelley Sedor. She added that staff, as well as other services, are expected to remain the same despite the sale. “We don’t anticipate any changes. Capital Senior Living is known for keeping the same staff and services,” she said.
In a statement, Harbor Court Executive Director Donna Zapis said, “Our family decided that CSL (Capital Senior Living) is a similarly minded organization with significant resources to take the property into the next decade. The Zapis family wishes to thank the community and staff for their support and trust.
“Capital Senior Living Corporation’s operating philosophy is similar to The Harbor Court’s, emphasizing a continuum of care so that residents can age in place,” Zapis added. “They focus on resident satisfaction and providing quality housing and services based on the highest standards of excellence in the industry.”
Capital Senior Living Corp. plans to maintain much of what is already in place at The Harbor Court, including the facility name.