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May 5, 2011

Saving the Lives of our own

Filed under: Entertainment — showbizreporting @ 6:43 pm
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Dear Friends –

We are so fortunate to be in the enviable position of being ‘winners’ in our fight to maintain the Long Term Care unit at the Motion Picture Home. However, even though the commitment to continue this essential form of care for the motion picture and television industry has been affirmed by CEO Bob Beitcher and the MPTF board, we continue to be vigilant.

As you know, an agreement with Providence and UCLA to integrate their brand into the MPTF umbrella of care at the Woodland Hills campus has breathed new life into the mission of We Take Care of Our Own. As hopeful as this is, there is still controversy attached to it.

We lost a dear friend the other day at the Woodland Hills campus. Bill Campbell passed away. I was a real fan of this guy, having remembered him in the iconic Star Trek episode ‘Trouble with Tribbles’. He was a very familiar face to many of us baby boomers who sat transfixed in front of the tube in the sixties and seventies. He even acted with the king, Elvis Presley.

Our friend and supporter Arne Starr first notified me of Bill’s passing. Please keep his wife Tereza in your thoughts and prayers.

You can read about William Campbell at our website, www.savingthelivesofourown.org

Our head is still in the game of watching over the MPTF’s plans and ministrations as they go forward with their plans. Stay frosty! Stay involved!

The good thing is that you don’t have to suffer through these inane messages quite so often.

Best,

Richard

October 20, 2009

Petition: KEEP THE MPTF NURSING HOME OPEN!

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KEEP THE MPTF NURSING HOME OPEN!

Target:Motion Picture Television Fund Board of Directors.

Sponsored by: http://www.savingthelivesofourown.org.

We, the undersigned concerned citizens and members of the Entertainment Industry, strongly urge you to IMMEDIATELY REVERSE YOUR DECISION TO CLOSE THE LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY AT THE MOTION PICTURE TELEVISION HOME.

Many industry workers have contributed to the MPTF throughout their careers with the expectation that this all-important safety net would remain in place and it’s now 88-year-old mission of “Taking Care of Our Own” would continue as promised for our generation and those that follow.

We are also concerned about the adverse effects this threatened closure is having on the elderly residents of this nursing home and their families — including the INCREASED DEATH RATE of both residents and transferees.

Please, it’s not too late. for the sake of these elderly residents’ lives and those who will need this facility in the future, KEEP THE MPTF NURSING HOME OPEN!

copy of the petition

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/keepthemptfhomeopen

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