Screen Actors Guild opposes closing of celebrity nursing home

Share this article:
The Screen Actors Guild recently voted against the closure of a "nursing home for the stars," which is scheduled to shutter due to financial difficulties.

Over the weekend, the national board of directors of the Guild, a union that represents many movie and television actors, voted to oppose the closure of the Motion Picture & Television Fund-run nursing home. There was only a 3.5% margin between the winning and losing sides of the debate, according to The Washington Post. In the end, SAG voted to oppose the home's closure in order to "preserve the legacy of the Motion Picture & Television Fund's Long Term Care historic commitment, in honor of the screen actors who founded it," SAG President Alan Rosenberg said. Whether the vote will result in the facility staying open remains unknown. The facility is located in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

SAG's national board of directors comprises a number of celebrities, including Nancy Sinatra, Morgan Fairchild and Elliott Gould. The MPTF, which was established by Charlie Chaplin and other entertainers of his time as a way for actors to help support each other, is set to close after its operators in January disclosed $10 million in annual losses. (McKnight's, 1/16/09)
Share this article:

More in News

Long-term care leaders need self-awareness, partnerships to avoid the 'Founder's Trap,' CEO panel advises

Long-term care leaders need self-awareness, partnerships to avoid ...

Strong leaders must be vigilant or they could stifle a company's innovation and growth, a CEO panel said Monday at the 2014 LINK LTC and Senior Living Conference in Chicago.

Coaching sessions reduce hospital readmissions, study finds

An hour-long educational coaching session and up to three follow-up phone calls reduced readmissions by 39% among Medicare patients, a new study finds.

County nursing home weighs heroin addict plan

An Ohio county is evaluating whether 20 beds at its nursing home could be dedicated for heroin addicts during their withdrawal, according to local reports.