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Welcome to East Falls Village!
A community within a community, the volunteer-driven East Falls Village was established in 2011 as a way to enable members to remain in the houses and community they call home.
Click “About Us” and “Benefits of Membership” on the menu for additional information.
We are part of a growing national movement with 205 open Villages and over 150 in development. We are proud to be a member of the Village to Village Network, a national umbrella organization for villages.
We've collected the YouTube recordings of more than a dozen Zoom presentations, and put them on a new page. Click here to see them.
As COVID infection rates continue to fall, the Village is resuming all face-to-face volunteer services - tech support, rides, small home repairs, and more. But the pandemic isn't over yet! Keep these points in mind:
- Masks, vaccinations, and boosters are required for volunteers and members for any indoor services or rides.
- Continue to avoid unnecessary exposure - keep distance between yourselves when you can. Get tech support remotely (or on your porch!) when feasible.
- Be patient if requesting services - not all volunteers are comfortable yet with in-person services.
We continue to host many programs via Zoom. We’ve also resumed our Thursday Walks in the neighborhood and in other destinations where distancing can be maintained. All these activities are listed in our Calendar of Events.
We will work together to build a sustainable and supportive membership community by providing support, services, social and educational programs, and access to information that enables our members to continue to live healthy and meaningful lives in their own homes as they age.
In the News...
The 10th Anniversary of East Falls Village was featured in the Village Buzz (page 5), the newsletter of the National Village Network. For more photos of the event, see the Event Photos.
EFV volunteers helped set up and decorate the tables for Mifflin Elementary's annual Thanksgiving Feast, assisted with serving, and even wrapped 400 packets of silverware ahead of time.
Click here to read the article.
Consumers' Checkbook featured an article on Elder Villages, highlighting information on villages in the Delaware Valley, including East Falls Village. Click here to read the article.
Philadelphia Neighborhoods, a publication of Temple University's Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab, features East Falls Village and Mifflin in an article on East Falls Community Involvement. Click here to read the article.
Philadelphia Inquirer article on "virtual villages" featuring East Falls Village and other Philadelphia villages. Click here to read the article.
Philadelphia Inquirer article featuring local event celebrating 15 years of the Village Movement, co-sponsored by three Philadelphia-area villages: East Falls Village, Northwest Village Network and Penn's Village. On Feb 13th at the Parkway Central Library, the three Villages will mark the occasion with a live telecast presented by Village to Village Network & Beacon Hill Village, featuring Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal. Click here to read the article.
East Falls Village co-chair Mary Flournoy named 2016 "Volunteer of the Year" by Village to Village Network. Click here and scroll down on the page to read all about Mary's countless contributions to East Falls Village over the years. Congratulations, Mary!
Access the full East Falls Village News Archive here.