Photo & Testimonial Contest

2020 Supportive Living Photo & Testimonial Contest

Show Us The Spirit of  Supportive Living Means by Participating
in AALC’s 2020 Photo & Testimonial Contest

Contest Dates: July 1 – August 31

Each year, we look forward to the launch of our Photo & Testimonial Contest. We receive hundreds of photos capturing the true essence of what Supportive Living is all about. We hear stories of what Supportive Living means to residents and family members.  We see the success of Supportive Living in the photos of friends laughing, sharing special moments, playing games and living a healthy, active life. Each entry we receive should demonstrate the important role Supportive Living plays in the lives of Illinois’ seniors and individuals with disabilities while reinforcing what we have always known: Supportive Living = Healthy & Happy Living.

This year, we have all had to adjust our lives due to COVID-19, so your activities and photos may take on a different look than in past years. You’ve created new activities and ways to make your residents smile and feel included in their community. We saw some of the fun you had during Spirit of Supportive Living Week in March, so feel free to enter photos from that week, or add new photos to help us celebrate this year’s Spirit of Supportive Living Photo & Testimonial Contest!

  Photo Contest Overview

Your photo entries should capture the Spirit of Supportive Living and demonstrate the many things you do to bring your residents happiness and help them stay active during COVID-19. Ideas include:

  •  Residents participating in activities that bring them joy.
  •  Residents taking part in arts and crafts, music, dancing and more (SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST  BE PRACTICED IN PHOTOS!).
  •  Hard working staff members.
  •  Touching photos of window visits, etc.

Submit photos online by August 31, 2020.

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Testimonial Contest Overview

Each testimonial entry should describe how Supportive Living has helped residents lead a full, happy life.  For instance, a testimonial could mention:

  • How community activities have encouraged the resident to try new things and experience new adventures.
  • How a resident found a network of friends who have greatly improved their sense of wellbeing.
  • How a resident has become more outgoing and self assured through Supportive Living.
  • How friendly competitions such as Wii bowling or trivia give the resident something to look forward to.
  • How family is at ease knowing the resident is surrounded by friends and a necessary support system.

Each entry will be limited to 50 words or less.

All entries should be accompanied by a photo of individual in testimonial.

Submit entries online by August 31, 2020.

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Winning entries from both the photo and testimonial contests will be awarded cash donations to sponsor resident or employee activities at the Supportive Living communities they represent!

First Place: $150 cash donation

Second Place: $100 cash donation

Third Place: $50 cash donation

Important Note:

All communities submitting entries acknowledge they have a signed waiver on file at their facility stating that the resident agrees to have their photo and/or testimonial entered into the contest and understands it may be used for promotional purposes by AALC on the website, Facebook and in promotional/collateral materials. Authorization form if needed click here.

These contests would not be possible without the support of our sponsors.

Development Services Group

Gardant Management Solutions, Inc

Horve Construction, LLC

Lancaster Pollard

Medication Management Partners

Pathway to Living

Polsinelli, PC

Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.

Arthur J. Gallgaher & Co.

Extended Living Pharmacy

Greentree Pharmacy

Heart Technologies, Inc.

HPSI Purchasing Services, LLC


Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects, P.C. 

Affordable Assisted Living Coalition
601 W. Monroe St.
Springfield, IL  62704

Phone:  217-525-0700, ext. 124

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