This month we are pleased to announce the 2021 winners of the AALC Annual Photo and Testimonial contest. 

In keeping with our theme this year, we asked residents and staff to share pictures and stories about the many places that they had “traveled” throughout the year because life is a journey! We know this continues to be a challenging time for all of us, but we are encouraged and inspired by the resilience of our communities—residents, and staff—as reflected in your pictures and stories!  There were so many great submissions making it difficult to choose only three, but the following stood out and deserve special recognition.

Photo Contest Winners:
1st Place: Heritage Woods of Minooka - Hilde
2nd Place: Heritage Woods of Ottawa - Betty
3rd Place: Springfield Supportive Living - Leroy

Testimonial Contest Winners:
1st Place: Heritage Woods of Freeport - Terri Dodds
2nd Place: Deer Path of Huntley - Rebekah Flores
3rd Place: Heritage Woods of Ottawa - Joyce

You can see their photos and read their testimonials below in the A Closer Look section.

We will recognize and display other submissions on our website and social media outlets. Again, we want to thank you for bringing AALC along with you on your Life’s journey. 

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Please continue to stay safe!