How is Aviva Responding to COVID-19

Aviva Senior Living is a vaccine mandated campus effective October 1, 2021. All Aviva residents, employees, and contractors are required to be vaccinated. This policy also applies to private duty agencies and caregivers employed by residents and families.

Aviva Senior Living is dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of our residents, staff, volunteers, and families. Visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current COVID-19 Policies

Our Emergency Response Team communicates with local and national experts to prepare specific rules and procedures addressing COVID-19. These procedures are divided between our two buildings based on the health status and level of care needs of the residents of each one. Our current policies are provided below.                                                  

COVID-19 Status Update

Anchin-Benderson Families – October 19, 2021

The Sarasota COVID positivity rate continues to decline to 3.5%, though we do remain in a substantial transmission rate. We continue to monitor Staff and Residents for signs and symptoms, and test accordingly.

Last Friday, Walgreen’s Pharmacy was here to provide Pfizer Booster Shots to 28 staff members and 46 Anchin/Benderson Residents. Combined with 83 Kobernick recipients, 157 total booster doses were administered across campus! As the need for booster doses accumulates, more news will be given on the next clinics made available on campus.  

Aviva is open for our Residents to enjoy participation in activities throughout Campus, including religious services in the Chapel and games in the Card Room. Dining Rooms do remain exclusive to buildings, until further notice.

Visitation Guidelines Update

Aviva continually assesses our visitation policy, based on risk / benefit, and adjusts accordingly. Outdoor visitation is still strongly encouraged and the preferred method of visitation. Indoor visits are still limited to two visitors per day. All indoor visits will occur only in the Resident’s room, with strict adherence to hand hygiene and proper mask wearing. Visitors who wish to take the Resident outdoors may check in at front desk and then take the Resident outdoors. Compassionate care visits remain permitted for end-of-life care and other special circumstances.

As we all work together to keep our community safe and healthy, we thank you for your cooperation. Please do not hesitate to call with questions or concerns.

We will continue to keep you updated as needed. Please do not hesitate to call with questions or concerns. Thank you.


Kobernick Independent Living- Updated October 19, 2021

We are pleased that at this time we have no residents in quarantine in Kobernick.  The Sarasota County positivity rate is down to 3.5%.


  • Kobernick residents may have as many guests as they like in their apartment. Also, guests may now stay overnight in residents’ apartments. However, guests may not use the common areas, card room, participate in activities or eat in the Kobernick Dining Room or ‘Jane and Irv’s Place” Bistro until further notice.
  • The Card Room is open to Kobernick residents – Residents must always wear their masks while in the Card Room.
  • Transportation will resume for Temple as well as other outings.
  • The Kobernick Dining Room will open from 5:15 to 6:30 PM. (Room Service will continue to be available at no additional cost.)
  • Jane and Irv’s Place’ Bistro is open for dining Monday thru Friday.
  • Room Service will be available 7 days per week.


We ask guests to limit their visit to resident apartments only. All visitors must be screened at the Front Desk and have their temperature taken. At this time, we are not asking for proof of vaccination or negative test result for entry for guests, although we highly recommend that guests be vaccinated. All guests must wear masks and maintain social distancing indoors. Masks are not required outdoors. 

Please continue to practice good infection control prevention. Wash your hands and maintain social distancing. Please refrain from visiting if you are not feeling well.

Prospective Residents

While we prefer to pre-schedule appointments, walk-ins are welcome. We are asking for all guests to be screened by our concierge and wear masks during the entire visit. Tours will maintain careful social distancing and may be abbreviated if necessary. 

For new residents moving onto campus the Sales office can provide information on our resident entry requirements. For more information please contact the Marketing & Sales office @ 941-225-8369. 

A Special Note to Families: We would like to remind all family members that Kobernick is an Independent Living facility. As stated in the resident lease and Resident Handbook, residents must be able to fully care for themselves or receive the required care from a private duty aide. Aviva will not provide direct care, care items, or assistance with activities of daily living to a resident in Kobernick.

In addition, as residents in Kobernick are considered independent, Aviva does not possess the legal authority to stop or prevent residents who continue to choose to leave campus or continue to congregate in common areas. Our team has and will continue to educate residents on the dangers of the infection spread and close down areas under our control. We are making every effort to make Aviva a safe place to live.


We continue to promote the benefits of vaccination. Vaccines are available M-F, 8:30 am-4:00 pm at the Department of Health offices in Sarasota and North Port. For additional options, please visit In Sarasota County, convenient drive-thru testing is available without an appointment every day from 9-5 at the former Sarasota Kennel Club at 5400 Bradenton Road.