The ownership of four senior housing centers in York County is about to change hands.

Dillsburg-based Presbyterian Senior Living on Monday announced it acquired the senior housing management division of York Township-based Springwood Real Estate Services.

Included in the deal were Shrewsbury Courtyards, Shrewsbury Courtyards II, Stony Brook Gardens in Springettsbury Township and Springwood Overlook in York Township. The 272 apartment units at those communities serve more than 300 senior citizens.

The sale price was not disclosed. While the transfer of Springwood's senior division is effective immediately, the ownership of the four senior housing locations will officially change during the next three months, said Steve Proctor, CEO of Presbyterian Senior Living.

Workers: All jobs will be retained throughout the new ownership change, he said.

"My first requirement was that nobody loses a job from the transition, and Presbyterian Senior Living is honoring that request," said David Hogg, president at Springwood Real Estate Services.

There will also be no change initially for residents of the senior living center, executives said.

"We will be looking for ways to enrich the services available to our residents over time and want to offer a high quality of life to our residents," said Diane Burfeindt, vice president of operations for housing and services at Presbyterian Senior Living.

Proctor said the recent acquisition made a lot of sense for Presbyterian Senior Living, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year.


"These properties are a natural fit for us," he said.

Other properties: Presbyterian Senior Living owns several properties in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. In York County, the company owns Westminster Place in Stewartstown and two senior centers on the Carroll Village campus in Dillsburg.

Proctor said company executives aren't strangers to the four senior housing communities Presbyterian Senior Living just acquired.

"We drive by all these locations all the time. They don't feel like foreign territory," he said.

-- Candy Woodall can also be reached at cwoodall@yorkdis