Xenophon Zapis, a local resident, attorney, and business owner opened Rockport in 1995 so area seniors could have an affordable alternative to living alone.  His daughter, Donna Zapis (also a local resident) assumed the day-to-day operations in 1997 when she graduated from Cleveland Marshall College of Law and continues to manage Rockport today. The Zapis family also owned and operated a sister community in Rocky River, The Harbor Court, through 2012. Having raised their families in Rocky River, the Zapis family has a history within the community and are happy to add another independent and assisted living community in this beautiful city.

We started as a senior living community, but as the residents aged, it became apparent that extra care was needed.  Since February of 2009, we are a licensed residential care facility offering our residents independent living, assisted living, memory care and elder daycare options at an affordable price. This allows our residents to age in place, as customized assistance can be added without having to move to another community. They can stay in their new home, with their new family, and never have to move again.

We offer a variety of private and spacious suites and an array of services to give our residents a comfortable, carefree lifestyle. We do the cooking, cleaning and laundry, while you take up a new hobby or participate in one of our many clubs or special interest groups.

Our Mission

To promote our residents’ independence in a safe, secure, and home-like community. A community where new friendships create hope. Where a veteran staff takes pride in providing personal care services when needed. Together, we create a spirit of well-being.

Come visit us and see for yourself why Rockport is one of the most affordable, welcoming, and family-like communities on the west side of Cleveland. You may even catch Xen or Donna Zapis in the lobby chatting with some of their many extended family members!

Mr. Xenophon Zapis

Founder, Rockport Senior Living

Mr. Xenophon Zapis, Founder, Rockport Senior Living

Donna Zapis

Director, Rockport Senior Living

Our Staff

Our long-term staff, many of whom have been with us since the beginning, are dedicated to providing exceptional service and ensuring the happiness and well-being of our residents.  We take good care of our staff and treat them like family and in return, they care for our residents like their own family.

Penny Kelly


Shelley Sedor

Business Director

Kathi Greco

Community Relations Director

Megan Kunker, RN

Director of Nursing

Jaime Inks, CDP

Memory Care & Resident Liaison

Kelly Krejci

Office Manager

Caroline Pivovar

Social Media

Frank Aquino

Maintenance Director

Makena Sataraka

Activities Coordinator

Dave Shaver