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More than two dozen Zoom programs have been recorded and saved as YouTube videos.  Browse and click.

"Taking Charge of Your Bone Health" with Joanne Fagerstrom, PT, CFP

Presented May 1, 2024

Joanne Fagerstrom, PT, CFP, discusses ways to prevent such fractures in this free Zoom workshop. A physical therapist for over 40 years, she was diagnosed with osteoporosis in 2009. She then began to research the condition and to develop her bone health program, which has enabled her to reverse the diagnosis.

She presents information based on the latest, evidence-based guidelines from the medical community. In this presentation, she focuses on exercises – those that are good and those that should be avoided for people with spinal osteoporosis.

Click here to see the YouTube video of the presentation (about one hour).
Click here to view or download Joanne Fagerstrom's slides (PDF, 1 Meg).

And here are some useful links from her presentation:
And hot of the press!  Her Her May 2024 blog, "Is There a Better Way to Test Our Bone Strength?"

"That's Disgusting" with Paul Rozin, PhD
Presented April 17, 2024

Did you miss Dr. Rozin's presentation on the science of disgust? No worries! It's on YouTube. Click here to view it (about 55 minutes, including discussion).


Presented January 31, 2024

Did you miss Hank Harrison's Zoom presentation on eBooks?  He told us about Kindle and other devices for reading them,  as well as how to use the Libby app to check out ebooks from the library.  Click here to view the video of his presentation (33 minutes, including discussion.

Here are some links for more information:

To Drive or Not to Drive

Presented January 17, 2024

Dennis Magrann discussed safe driving for seniors during a Zoom session on Wednesday, January 17. The program addressed the following topics: Driving and Aging, Warning Signs, Healthy and Smart Driving, Driving with Medical Issues, Resources, and PennDOT questions.  
Did you miss the Zoom event? Or do you want to replay it, or check out some useful links?  Click here to view the video (about 90 minutes, including discussion).  And here are some of the links he mentioned:

Medicare Update for 2024

Presented November 2, 2023

Did you miss Joan Adler's presentation, "Medicare Options and Open Enrollment"?  Or are you looking for more information? Perhaps a one-on-one session with a counselor?


Burning Man Festival with Charlie Day

Presented November 3, 2023

We asked Charlie to talk about his experiences at Burning Man because it was in the news when it turned into a sea of mud. But it was so much more!  A combination of organization, creativity, and spontaneity brought 72,000 people to the desert for a week of art, music, and community.  We saw enormous art installations (the butterfly in the photo is 26' wide), fantastic vehicles, and much more.  Click here for the video of his presentation (YouTube, 50 minutes).

What inspired Charlie to undertake this adventure?  His son, a regular Burner, and this video of another Charlie, who went at the age of 81.  Click here for "Charlie Goes to Burning Man" (YouTube, 15 minutes).

Saving Wildlife in the Gulf of Maine

Presented August 23, 2023

Village member Winston Moody told us the survival stories of six animals commonly seen on nature cruises in the Gulf of Maine – three birds (the osprey, the eagle, and the loon), two mammals (the seal and the porpoise), and a crustacean (the lobster). Winston talked about how these animals live, and how they survive the threats that face them.

Click here to see the YouTube video (53 minutes, including discussion).

Ray Didinger: Sportswriter Extraordinary

Presented July 27, 2023

This was in-person, not by Zoom, but we do have a video!  Click here to see it in YouTube.

Ray Didinger is a sportswriter, radio personality, sports commentator, author, screenwriter, and playwright. On a hot night in July, 2023, he talked about his Top Ten Philly Sports Moments of the past fifty years - his career in sports media.

Here are Ray's Top Ten Philly Sports Moments


1. Eagles win Super Bowl 52.

2. Phillies win the 1980 World Series.

3. Flyers win their first Stanley Cup.

4. Villanova upsets Georgetown in NCAA finals.

5. Phillies win the 2008 World Series.

6. Sixers win the NBA championship.

7. Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship.

8. Roy Halladay pitches no-hitter in 2010 NL playoffs.

9. Flyers defeat Soviets in 1976.

10. Eagles defeat Dallas for NFC championship, 1981. 

Exercises & Movements to Improve Your Balance

Presented April 27, 2023

Dr. Chris McKenzie, PT, DPT, of McKenzie Sports Physical Therapy in Manayunk shows and tells:

     *  What causes poor balance, so you know what to focus on to fix it
     *  The best balance exercises so that you can have more confidence walking (you can follow Chris as he demonstrates these – all from the comfort of your own home! Some will need a sturdy chair; another a wall to lean on.)
     *  Tips and tricks to improve balance safety in your home
     *  What to do if you fall!

CLICK HERE to see the YouTube video (recorded 4/27/23. 90 minutes).  Chris had a handout with exercises and useful links. CLICK HERE to view or print it (PDF).

Here are links to the resources listed in his handout:

The CDC’s STEADI: Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries.


More In-depth Screen: (PDF download)



Beers criteria to identify medications which increase fall risk for older adults:



State Grant for Assisted Technology Program (state specific): 




Evidence Based Balance Improvement Programs

Along the Silk Road: Uzbekistan Journey with Peg Hallenbeck

Presented February 201, 2023

Who knew Uzbekistan had so much to see! Friendly people, eager to show tourists their rich historic legacy and current way of life. Modern Tashkent, mud forts dating back more than 2000 years, ancient madrassas and mosques, bustling markets, traditional crafts, and more. 

If you missed Peg Hallebeck's travel talk, it's not too late. Click here to see the YouTube video (53 minutes including discussion).

Drawing Us Together: A Consideration of Giuseppe Penone's Exhibition, River of Forms

Did you miss Greer Pagano's Zoom presentation about Penone? Or do you want to tell others what they missed?Click here for the YouTube recording (51 minutes, including discussion).

Fix Harrisburg

Fix Harrisburg is a campaign organized by Fair Districts PA and the League of Women Voters of PA, seeking to reform the rules that allow these and other abuses to happen.

Charlie Day, member of EFV, Fair Districts PA, and Fix Harrisburg led the discussion on how partisan gatekeepers have controlled the agenda of the State House, blocking reform and bipartisan solutions to issues such as equitable school funding, health care, legislator ethics, open primaries, and property tax reform. 

Presented January 25, 2023.  Click here to see the YouTube video (about an hour, including discussion).

Repatriation: The Moral Responsibility of the Art World

Did you miss Greer Pagano's discussion of the pressing topics of repatriation and restitution within the art world. Drawing on examples like the Benin Bronzes and the Elgin Marbles, she asks about the role of encyclopedic museums in the West, cultural legacies of colonialism and imperialism, and the calls for restorative justice. She also touched on philosophical questions about who owns artwork as well as the current legal frameworks put into place so that great masterworks can return to their rightful homes.

Click here to see the YouTube video of her presentation (one hour).  Dr. Greer mentioned John Oliver's segment on repatriation;  click here to see it.  The Digital Benin website focuses on objects looted by British forces from the Kingdom of Benin in 1897 and scattered to museums and private collections. Want to read more? The book The Brutish Museums: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution is available on Amazon. For a shorter read, click here for David Frum's article in The Atlantic.

REAL ID – What You Need to Know

Beginning May 3, 2023 [deadline has been extended to 2025] , you will need a REAL ID or a valid passport to
board a domestic commercial flight or enter a military base and some
federal buildings.

If you do not have a REAL ID, watch the video of an information session
presented by Merle Zucker, Legislative Assistant of the Office of PA
Representative Pamela A. DeLissio – and then get started on the
process!   Click here to see the YouTube video (45 minutes).  Click here to view or download the REAL ID Document Checklist.

8 Days in Morocco

Carla Lewandowski (the Village's Administrative Coordinator) traveled with her husband to Morocco in May of 2022. They traveled to Casablanca, Marrakesh, and Fez. Carla will discuss her trip and all the fun activities she did, including visiting the various medinas, a cooking class in the Atlas Mountains, a camel ride in the desert, and so much more.

Carla will also happily tell you her tips on how to get cheap flights as she is also going to Costa Rica and Guatemala in 2022. Click here for YouTube video (about 30 minutes). 

Biking in Catalonia and Fun in Barcelona

Kathi and Rick DiMenna welcome us to join them for a beautiful bike trip, via Zoom. During this presentation they talk about their bike tour of Medieval Villages in Catalonia. They also describe the places they visited in and near the city of Barcelona.  Click here for YouTube video (about an hour).

Venice Art Biennale with Greer Pagano

Greer Pagano gave a wonderful presentation on the Venice Biennnale.  She told us of the history of this international exhibition from its beginnings in 1895 to this year's event with more than 100 venues throughout the city.  We learned of artists and exhibits in this year's event, and the impact of the war in Ukraine.  Click here to see the YouTube recording of the presentation (51 minutes).

Safety Technology for Older Adults

Caitlin McKenney of TechOWL (Technology for our Whole Lives) at Temple University introduced many low-tech and high-tech devices to help older (and younger) adults.   She showed us gadgets and apps to help with medication, fall prevention, and more.

Click here to see the YouTube video of her presentation (about an hour). Her slides, with many useful links, are on our website - click here (PDF). Note:  Acrobat or other PDF view may warn you each time you click a link.  No worry - they're safe.

Puzzled About Pronouns?

Erin Cross, the Director of the LGBT Center at the University of Pennsylvania, gave an enlightening and informative session on the changing use of pronouns, the differences between gender identity and gender expression, do’s and don’ts, and more.

Click here to see the YouTube video of her presentation (56 minutes including discussion).  Click here to learn more about sex, gender, pronouns, and manners.

Behind the Scenes with East Falls NOW

It's not too late to view the recording of the Zoom event with the three volunteers who work many hours each month to make East Falls NOW possible.  Co-Editors  Bill Epstein and John Gillespie and Advertising Director Chris Caporellie gave us a real appreciation of the process - writing features, laying out content, and searching for the advertisers who make it all possible.  They particularly praised the individuals and organizations that contribute columns each month.  Click here to see the YouTube video (50 minutes).

Continuing the Legacy of Paul Robeson: A Renaissance Man

Northwest Village Network hosted a fascinating Zoom event on the life of Paul Robeson.  Janice Sykes-Ross, CEO of the organization that owns the Paul Robeson House and Museum, recounted Robeson’s multi-faceted life as a singer, actor, lawyer, civil rights activist, and agitator.   Vernoca L. Michael, who called Robeson “Uncle Paul,” shared stories about her experiences with Robeson who was a neighbor and a close friend of her parents for the last ten years of his life. Members of the audience recalled long-ago memories of see Robeson in concerts and plays.

Click here to view a YouTube video of this event (1 hr., 18 min., including discussion).  Click here to visit the website of the Paul Robeson House and Museum.

A Sweet Tooth Trek with Carla Bednar - Part 3:  Windsor and Paris

Did you miss Carla Bednar's tour of Windsor and Paris?  Once again, she wove together history, art and architecture, and dessert into a wonderful story.  Click here to view the YouTube video (about an hour with discussion).

An Alaska Uncruise

Roger Marsh told us about his recent trip on a small ship, visiting glaciers, hiking in bear country, and viewing whales, seals, otters, and more.  The cruise (or “Uncruise” as the company calls itself) spent a week in fjords and coves so wild that a day could go by with no other sign of humans.  Small boats took us close to glaciers.  The more adventurous passengers hiked steep slopes of temperate rain forest, kayaked among glacial ice, or even snorkeled in the cold water.  Click here to see a YouTube video of his presentation (18 minutes; discussion was not recorded).

Islands in the Sun

Many of us have a destination that draws us back winter after winter.  For the Moodys it is Virgin Gorda. Faye Senneca and Richard Weisenberg love Curacao.  Kathy Woods and Roger Marsh long to return to Anguilla.  We talked about what is special about each, with lots of pictures. 

Click here to see the recording on YouTube (about an hour long).

Jefferson U Presentations

Our friends at Jefferson University have given us several Zoom presentations during the pandemic.  If you missed some, or want to see them again, here's your chance.

Easy Peasy:  Gadgets to Make Your Life Easier
Occupational therapy students from Jefferson told us about all kinds of handy things to help around the house.  Click here to see the YouTube video of the presentation.  Click here to download information about where to buy them, and click here for "Shopping Guide: Things to Look for in a Product."

Smart Technology for Your Home and Health
The occupational therapy graduate students gave an informative presentation on all sorts of devices to make your life better and safer  - smart thermostats, security systems, medication managers, and more.  Click here to download the handout.  Click here to view the YouTube recording of the presentation.

Work Out to Prevent the Fall Out (or Fall Down)
Another presentation by the occupational therapy students, as they led us through easy exercises to improve balance and strength.  Have a sturdy chair before starting the video,click here to download the handout. Ready to view the YouTube video of the presentation?  Click here (one hour).

Arlen Specter: Policy Before Party
Evan Laine, MA, JD is the Faculty Director of the Arlen Specter Center at Jefferson University.  In this Zoom presentation, he described a defining event in Specter's political career - his decision to break with his party and support the Obama stimulus package after the collapse of the housing market.  Click here to see the event on YouTube (55 minutes).