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2023 Photo & Testimonial Contest

About AALC’s 2023 Photo & Testimonial Contest

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 (SL) is all about. This year's entries should demonstrate the important role SL plays in the lives of Illinois’ seniors and individuals with disabilities and, after the uncertainty and shutdowns caused by the pandemic, now is our time to thrive.

 We are looking for entries that showcase all the things Supportive Living communities do to ensure our seniors and individuals with disabilities have the support they need to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

So get your camera out and your pencil ready! It’s time to start capturing life in your community and then share the results with the rest of the SL family during the 2023 “Our Time to Thrive” Photo and Testimonial contest!


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

1st Place: $200 cash donation
2nd Place: $100 cash donation
3rd Place: $50 cash donation

Special thanks to Troxell for sponsoring this year's contest!

2023 Contest Rules

Photo Contest Overview

Your photo entries should capture the spirit of Supportive Living and how your residents are thriving!

Photo ideas might include:

  • Residents visiting and sharing a laugh with friends
  • Photos capturing touching moments
  • Residents taking part in an arts and crafts and outdoor activities
  • Photos of the residents as they exercise, cook and create!

 Submit photos by August 31, 2023.


Email photos to:

Limit of 4 photos per email! Please do not embed photos into PDFs or Word documents!

Each email should include:
Community Name:
Contact Person:
Phone #:

Each photo submitted should have a description and the name of the individual(s) in the photo.

Photo 1: Easter Crafts
Description: Sam and Julie Smith (residents) enjoy decorating Easter eggs

Deadline for entries is August 31, 2023

Testimonial Contest Overview

Each testimonial entry should describe how Supportive Living has created a place where your residents have friends, feel safe, enjoy a healthier lifestyle and a chance to thrive!

 For instance, a testimonial could mention:

  • How community activities have encouraged the resident to start focusing on being physically active.
  • How a resident found a network of friends who have greatly improved their sense of wellbeing.
  • How a resident has become involved in new activities introduced through the SL community.
  • How family is at ease knowing the resident is surrounded by friends and necessary support system.

 Each entry will be limited to 100 words or less.

 Submit testimonials by August 31, 2023.

Email testimonials to:

 Each email should include:
Community Name:
Contact Person:
Phone #:

Each testimonial should be provided on a word document. Include a photo of the resident for each testimonial submitted.

Deadline for entries is August 31, 2023

Affordable Assisted Living Coalition
P.O. Box 1245
Springfield, IL  62705

AALC is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.


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