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New Innovative, Resort-Style Aravilla Assisted Living Rental Community to Bring “Assist with a Twist” to Sarasota

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Sarasota, Florida – September 6, 2018 – Autumn Senior Living, LLC, a proven leader in licensed assisted living community development and management, is proud to announce the grand opening of Aravilla Assisted Living, the second phase of the Aravilla Sarasota campus. Locally owned and operated, Aravilla Assisted Living offers residents a new, exciting choice for seniors ready to enjoy affordable, amenity-rich living in an innovative, caring and luxurious setting. Located at 3251 Proctor Road, the $25.5 million community has 120 assisted living residences and will bring more than 61 full-time professional jobs when fully operational. 

“We expand our residents’ horizons, so they can live life on their terms, not anyone else’s. We listen to their needs and desires, and we work to incorporate their preferences back into our brick, stone and foundation. I call it ‘building with our ears,’” said Autumn Senior Living CEO Jim Soper. “The result is our unique approach to senior living, ‘Assist with a Twist.’”

Aravilla Assisted Living rental community is inspired by the way today’s seniors want to live, without the expensive buy-ins of other communities. Local ownership and operation, including management living on-site, allows the flexibility to accommodate the daily needs and routines of residents. “Better Living by Design” innovations such as keyless entries and zero thresholds are found throughout to maximize safety and promote happier, healthier living. 

The Aravilla Assisted Living “Assist with a Twist” experience starts on day one, as all incoming residents enjoy a complimentary concierge to ensure a seamless transition to the resident’s new home. The concierge introduces them to friends, shows what Aravilla has to offer and refines a care plan to accommodate the resident’s medical needs and lifestyle preferences. Aravilla has 24/7 on-site licensed nursing, medication management, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Care is professional, compassionate and discreet. Residents live in their selected apartments at Aravilla safely, independently and comfortably. As medical requirements and personal assistance needs change over time, the care plan is adjusted accordingly.

With a state-of-the-art kitchen and Le Cordon Bleu-trained Chef offering a variety of dining options, Aravilla has two restaurants, a breakfast bistro, a sports pub, a café, a piano bar, and an outdoor barbecue pit. All meals are handcrafted using only the freshest ingredients, with a focus on classic American dishes. Special requests and dietary requirements such as a Mediterranean or gluten-free diets are also available. An abundance of dining and social spaces are available to coordinate private events and gettogethers, as friends and family are always welcome to dine and celebrate with residents.

“We believe dining should be an experience that nourishes both body and spirit every day,” said Soper. “Sarasota is known as a foodie destination, why would we be any different?”

Aravilla welcomes guests to attend the exclusive invite-only open house celebrations on Tuesday, September 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. or Thursday, September 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Entertainment and food samples from the various dining options will be provided. Those who are interested in attending are asked to RSVP to or call 941-444-9398 by September 10. For more information about Aravilla Sarasota communities, visit

About Autumn Senior Living

Autumn Senior Living, LLC is an assisted living facility development and management company located in Sarasota, Florida. With over 100 years of experience, the team has managed 45 properties totaling more than 4,200 units. To learn more, please visit or call 813-326-9005.

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