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Adam Scott at MPTF’s 100th

What makes MPTF's mission so special? Find out as Adam Scott welcomes the crowd at "100 Years of Hollywood: A Celebration of Service" on June 18, 2022 at The Lot at Formosa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhIZF_OoNQ0

Making The Silence of the Lambs

Actor and MPTF resident Harry Northup stops by "You Be the Critic" on MPTF Studios' Creative Chaos to discuss Jonathan Demme and "The Silence of the Lambs." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPY6GO4gbSM

Progress, Potential, And Possibilities with Bob Beitcher

Bob Beitcher, President & CEO of MPTF, appears on "Progress, Potential, and Possibilities" with Ira S. Pastor to talk about our mission and how to support living and aging well now and in the future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NbSItQSXCk

Hollywood Radio Players: The Hitch-Hiker

The Hollywood Radio Players, through the magic of Zoom, bring you new productions of classic Hollywood radio plays to raise funds for MPTF. Visit their site at www.hollywoodradioplayers.com, and subscribe to their YouTube channel and watch new episodes at...

Overnight Changes

Overnight Changes

Taking care of our parents is an issue that can come up when we least expect it

Elle Key

MPTF Chief Development Officer Courteney Bailey talks with writer, producer, and director Elle Key on MPTF Influencers, recorded live September 13, 2022 on MPTF Studios' Creative Chaos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfUQn-sZUbE

Our Youngest Members

Our Youngest Members

The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation Children’s Center temporarily closed its doors due to the pandemic in March of 2020, impacting 105 children and their parents. On September 8th, after establishing strict protocols based on LA County’s standards, the doors squeaked back...

Overnight Changes

Overnight Changes

Taking care of our parents is an issue that can come up when we least expect it

Fast Friends

Fast Friends

“You two are out causing trouble!” That’s the joking reaction you can hear sometimes on campus when a special pair of friends is out cruising around on their motorized wheelchairs. A bond formed quickly earlier this year when resident Dave Pierce, who worked for...

A New Home

A New Home

We all know life can throw a curve ball when you least expect it, and someone who knows that all too well is James Hearn. Now 73 years old, he worked for years in the industry doing testing and repairing of consoles and other equipment for sound mixing as well as...

I Am MPTF: Billy Ray, Ashlei Tave and Tony Ludwig

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Billy Ray, stunt woman Ashlei Tave, and producer and MPTF resident Tony Ludwig share their moving stories about why "I Am MPTF" at “100 Years of Hollywood: A Celebration of Service." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE3tePXfM7M

I Am MPTF: Rebecca Huntley, Peter Goldwyn and Mirna Gonzalez

Rebecca Huntley, Peter Goldwyn and Mirna Gonzalez share their moving stories about why "I Am MPTF" at “100 Years of Hollywood: A Celebration of Service” on June 18, 2022 at The Lot at Formosa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFOTg3ogxLw

Delicate Care

We’d like you to meet two people instrumental to our outpatient Palliative Care program: Anne Front, LMFT, APHSW‑C, a Palliative Care social worker, and Rabbi Arthur Rosenberg, Palliative Care Chaplain.

Blazing a Trail

Blazing a Trail

For over two decades, GSWEC (the Southern California Geriatric Social Work Education Consortium) has been at the forefront of bridging geriatric social work, classroom education, and field training for students pursuing a Master’s degree. The first of its kind, GSWEC...

Fast Friends

Fast Friends

“You two are out causing trouble!” That’s the joking reaction you can hear sometimes on campus when a special pair of friends is out cruising around on their motorized wheelchairs. A bond formed quickly earlier this year when resident Dave Pierce, who worked for...

Overnight Changes

Overnight Changes

Taking care of our parents is an issue that can come up when we least expect it

Reopening and Your Mental Health

A year after California’s mandatory lockdown, restrictions are being eased and more businesses are reopening– but anxiety, stress, and depression can affect us going forward.

The “T” in MPTF

The “T” in MPTF

During our 50th year on July 27, 1971, we officially adopted “Television” as part of our name, and it’s a word at the core of our existence every day.

The Jay Jacobs Story

The Jay Jacobs Story

Retired William Morris talent agent Jay Jacobs has had firsthand experience with many of the ups and downs of showbiz life.

Homelessness Hurts

Homelessness Hurts

Homelessness can happen to anyone, even a successful editor.

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Home Safe Home

An emotional story of healing and home repairs.

Let’s Play Ball

MPTF’s Professional Advisory Network (PAN) gathered on October 1, 2020 for a fascinating conversation focused on sports during the era of COVID. Speakers Renata Simril, President and CEO of LA84 Foundation, and Sean Farnham, Emmy award-winning game and studio analyst...

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A Healing Power

Hasbro Cats: a calming influence and healing force.

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Together Apart

Together Apart

In July of 2020, MPTF teamed up with the Milken Institute to host the Social Isolation Impact Summit. MPTF has been at the forefront of exploring innovative solutions to social isolation and we are grateful to partner with the Milken Institute and their mission to...

Called It

Called It

MPTF’s Social Isolation Impact Project and its Director, Maureen Feldman, were honored by the Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health and Aging’s Innovation Committee with its first leadership award.

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Celebrating Life

Celebrating Life

Our campus Chaplains and their role in our community.

Veterans Among Us

Veterans Among Us

Orven Schanzer fought in WWII in the 9th Air Force. After three bronze stars, a victory ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and others, Orven returned to the states to begin an extensive career with 20th Century Fox. He was an editor on Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor,...

Finding Comfort and Joy During the Holidays

MPTF Studios' Creative Chaos presents this look from our Holistic Wellness series about how to stay healthy and focused over the holiday season, featuring MPTF's Linda Healy (linda.healy@mptf.com), Naomi Rodda (naomi.rodda@mptf.com), and Fredda Johnson...

A Heart Connection

A Heart Connection

Stacey Rigney’s dad, Richard “Duke” Anderson, lived in a cottage and then in Mary Pickford House at MPTF for 8 years

Make the Season Bright

Make the Season Bright

Published on December 10, 2021 Here at MPTF we’re overjoyed to have so many great volunteers generously give their time all year round with activities and programs both at the Wasserman Campus and throughout Los Angeles. This holiday season, their dedication is...