SOURCE: Motion Picture & Television Fund

Motion Picture & Television Fund

September 25, 2010 21:24 ET

First Annual "Walk For Rides" to Benefit and Raise Awareness for Motion Picture & Television Fund Senior Transportation Programs

Event to Take Place September 26 on 20th Century Fox Lot

WOODLAND HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - September 25, 2010) -  The Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), the entertainment industry's premier health and social services non-profit organization, will be raising awareness for the importance of providing entertainment industry seniors with much-needed transportation services and raising funds to support its programs that help seniors get out of their homes and into the community and where they need to go.

MPTF operates its senior transportation services in collaboration with ITNGreaterLA, a non-profit organization that provides community-supported quality transportation services for senior citizens. MPTF and ITNGreaterLA both support the quality of life, safety and social activity of older adults and are working together to bring dignified transportation to entertainment industry seniors as well as individuals who are visually impaired and help them to maintain their connections to families, friends and business in the community.

Walk For Rides, which will be less than one-mile, will take place on the 20th Century Fox lot and adjacent Rancho Park on Sunday, September 26 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Event sponsors include 20th Century Fox and Hansen's Natural. During the event, there will be a senior services information fair held in the famous 20th Century Fox commissary, where people can get information on various services geared toward seniors and enhancing the quality of their lives.

The issue of senior transportation is one that affects millions of Americans, and programs such as the one implemented by MPTF and ITNGreaterLA help seniors maintain their independence while keeping the roads safe. By providing seniors with transportation services, issues such as isolation and depression are greatly reduced, and seniors become more engaged in the communities in which they live. Seniors are also able to take care of themselves more and do their own errands, without being reliant on others for these daily tasks. This is becoming increasingly important as more seniors are choosing to stay in their own homes, as opposed to living in senior communities.

For the past 89 years, the Motion Picture & Television Fund has served California's entertainment community. The non-profit organization provides healthcare, independent and assisted living, memory care, retirement care, childcare, financial support and charitable social services to more than 60,000 entertainment industry professionals every year. MPTF is a leader in the development and implementation of services and programs for senior citizens. For more information, visit www.mptvfund.org.

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