The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)  in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will display, from May 15 to October 11, 2010, a series of powerful and poignant portraits of elderly patients of Toronto physician Dr. Mark Nowaczynski. The 36 black and white photos document the house-bound patients’ problems including lack of medical and supportive home care services.

Dr. Mark Nowaczynski gave the following eye-opening comments:  “If we didn’t go to these individuals, they wouldn’t get any health care because they can’t come to us. They would fall through the cracks. These are hidden worlds, people who cease to exist who have no voice. One day this will be you and I. You are not looking at an exotic species in another world – you are looking at your future.”

As a visitor to this photo essay exhibition, you will experience a photographic journey into the lives of four patients captured by the lens of Dr. Nowaczynski during his “House Calls with my Camera” visits.

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You work very hard for your family,  friends, workplace and/or community. Now, you really deserve a break from the ordinary and mundane activities. Reward yourself by visiting one of the following eco-hotels that are both sustainable and awesome. As the saying goes, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. For your eyes, behold these ten eco-hotels with the most beautiful views:

  1. Lapa Rios, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  2. Los Notros, Patagonia, Argentina
  3. Wolwedans, NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia
  4. Enchantment Resort and Mii amo Spa, Sedona, Arizona
  5. Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Shimla, Himalayas
  6. Jackson Lake Lodge, Jackson, Wyo.
  7. Sheraton Iguazu, Iguazu Falls, Argentina
  8. Dreams Luxury Suites, Santorini, Greece
  9. One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
  10. Amanjiwo, Java, Indonesia

Enjoy immensely the breathtaking  green scenes. You deserve a Go Green vacation!

The sweet winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off, the 44th annual contest, was Sue Compton from Delanco, New Jersey, U.S.   On April 14th, this news was announced on CNN Living as well as on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” live Wednesday morning. Compton’s dish was judged on taste, appearance, creativity and consumer appeal. All contestants must be amateurs in order to participate in the contest.

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Social Audit – York Region 1st – A Powerful Voice for Change

York Region will play host for the first time April 20, as part of the ISARC interfaith social audit which has been conducting social audits across Ontario since 1986. ISARC – The Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition – is a provincial wide network of faith groups working together for greater social justice. ISARC meets and works with leaders from all political parties to develop and support legislation to provide help to those most in need via  province-wide hearings, consultations and briefings, presentations to legislative committees, and through publications and resources that give a voice to those in poverty.

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