The Saban Center for Health and Wellness

Call 818-876-1777

The Saban Center for Health and Wellness is an oasis of good health. Located in Woodland Hills on MPTF's Wasserman Campus, the center features the Jodie Foster Aquatic Pavilion, a warm water pool for aquatic therapy and exercise, and a high-tech fitness gym, trainers to assist, educational seminars, and classes. The Saban Center is also a social mecca where working and retired industry members form connections, rekindled and new, that only those sharing common ground in this unique industry can create.

Additionally, Saban Center staff includes physicians who specialize in the physical challenges of aging, health educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, aquatic therapy experts, and social workers.

These experienced practitioners focus on each person's individual needs and serve as guides on a journey to achieve maximum strength, flexibility, vitality and overall wellness. Our philosophy is simple: healthy lifestyle habits and regular exercise extend quality of life.

Fitness Floor at the Saban Center

The fitness floor at the Saban Center features state-of-the-art exercise equipment for all types of fitness goals. The equipment is computerized and personalized. The gym provides a safe, guided and effective workout that uses accountability and personalized feedback to keep users motivated. Trainers are on-hand to help guide workouts and teach users about equipment.

Download the Fitness Floor Schedule (PDF)

Jodie Foster Aquatic Pavilion at the Saban Center

Aquatic therapy is revered as a low-stress, low-risk method of rehabilitation from injury and aquatic therapy is rapidly catching on as a preferred method of exercise, especially for those with physical challenges like arthritis or fragility due to previous injury. The Jodie Foster Aquatic Pavilion at the Saban Center offers a warm water pool and a variety of aquatic exercise and physical therapy classes for adults with varying degrees of physical ability.

Download the Aquatic Pavilion Schedule (PDF)

MPI Wellness Program

Call 800-654-WELL (9355)

For members of the Motion Picture Industry (MPI) Health Plan, MPTF offers a unique series of wellness programs designed to enhance health and lifestyle. From three-to-six week in-depth health management programs, to family learning programs that teach CPR and first aid, to weight management, to a ‘Picture Quitting’ smoking cessation program, MPI Wellness participants emerge from classes and programs with a healthy outlook and new skills that help reduce risk factors such as stress and anxiety.

View our MPI Wellness Program Calendar here.

Our Wellness Programs,
based at the Saban Center in Woodland Hills, are aimed at keeping you healthy. Our team of health and fitness experts work together with MPTF’s medical, aging, and social services programs to provide people in the entertainment industry community, young and old, the structure and means for living well: mind, body, and spirit.

Saban Center Location and Hours

23388 Mulholland Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364 map
M-Th, 6:30 AM – 7 PM
Friday, 6:30 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, 8 AM – 2 PM
(Pool closes 30 minutes before closing)

Are you eligible?

Sometimes different MPTF programs come with different benefits requirements …

Click here for a quick overview about the requirements and eligibility to receive MPTF benefits and services.

Jaime Larkin - Communications Specialist

Jaime Larkin

Years with MPTF: 10

Communications Specialist, Wasserman Campus

I am known as ‘the human phone book’ because I not only know everyone by their name, but I usually know their phone extensions as well. This was my first ‘real’ job out of college — the first place where I felt I truly belonged — and after almost 10 years, I can’t imagine ever working anywhere else. I love coming here every day and have so much gratitude for the community and passion for what this organization is all about.

Miles Brohammer

Years with MPTF: 3

Maintenance, Wasserman Campus

Working at the MPTF campus in Woodland Hills has been an amazing experience. I’ve met so many people and heard so many incredible stories. It’s fantastic to see the community come together and support those who might need a bit of help. It’s a great tradition at MPTF. I’m glad to be a small part.

Marie Tang - Content Producer, Channel 22

Marie Tang

Years with MPTF: 7

Content Producer, Wasserman Campus

Back when I started volunteering here in college, I was very shy. In the last six years, my personal evolution into an outgoing and confident filmmaker has been sparked by the unique personalities here that are just so interesting. With a great respect for my elders, I learn so much from the residents and their inspirational stories. I always feel good about telling people where I work!

Jennifer Clymer

Years with MPTF: 9

Media & Production Manager, Wasserman Campus

Working at the MPTF campus in Woodland Hills has been an amazing experience. I’ve met so many people and heard so many incredible stories. It’s fantastic to see the community come together and support those who might need a bit of help. 

Arlene Glassner - Senior Marketing Executive

Arlene Glassner

Years with MPTF: 11

Senior Marketing Executive, Wasserman Campus

Do you know what it is like to have 150 parents? I do. MPTF is a family, a community, and a team. Developing deep personal relationships here on campus has been so rewarding over my many years here. It is easy for me to care about the well-being of each and every person and sometimes it’s hard to leave at the end of the day — especially with the Saban Center’s outstanding gym equipment!

Derek Krull - MPTF Constituent Development

Derek Krull

Years with MPTF: 10

Constituent Development, Wasserman Campus

If I raise money on Saturday night and watch it being put to good use on Monday morning, I know I am working with an amazing team. We are not just ‘office people’ here. The community goes out into the field straight to the front lines and becomes more and more engaged as they get to see and taste the fruits of their labor.

Mike Kuehl - Vice President, Finance

Mike Kuehl

Years with MPTF: 15

Vice President, Finance, Wasserman Campus

One of the biggest reasons that I have been here for over 15 years is that MPTF provides services that are needed in a way that truly prioritizes quality and service for individuals within the entertainment community. Having worked in the for-profit sector, it motivates and inspires me to be involved with a collaborative team that puts the charitable mission first.

Julio Sican - Activities Bus Driver

Julio Sican

Years with MPTF: 6

Activites Bus Driver, Wasserman Campus

Over the years I have gotten to drive and know more and more of the residents who need me and count on me daily. We have so much fun together and share such deep conversations that make feel like I have so many things to do with my life. This job has opened me up to becoming the man I have always wanted to be. I really love what I do, I get along with everyone here and I can make a difference. It really feels like home.

Nacio Rodarte - Landscaping & Grounds Manager

Nacio Rodarte

Years with MPTF: 39

Landscaping & Grounds Manager, Wasserman Campus

I started as a gardner here 39 years ago and at the age of 22 became the landscaping and grounds manager. It has been a very happy ride. I am so lucky to have such an amazing job. I love everything about it. From landscaping topiaries to getting to know all of the wonderful people here. Many times throughout my career, I have been asked to go elsewhere but this is a family, this is a special place. I still look forward to coming to work every day.

Brenda Shirk - Campus Engineer

Brenda Shirk

Years with MPTF: 15

Campus Engineer, Wasserman Campus

From running generators to hanging pictures, to taking care of air conditioning, I am probably the most popular engineer here. Why? I can work and talk at the same time. The residents and I make each other laugh and have very personal relationships. Contributing to their happiness and welfare makes me a better person. I love everything I get to do on this beautiful campus.

Ken Scherer - CEO, MPTF Foundation

Ken Scherer

Years with MPTF: 17

CEO, MPTF Foundation

For seventeen years I have witnessed thousands of acts of kindness and generosity in the form of donations of all sizes - and volunteers who helped to rebuild a home, or read to a long-term care patient. I have been in awe of MPTF caregivers of all stripes and training who provide care with such great competence and compassion. I have also been privileged to represent MPTF throughout the entertainment community and beyond, and have humbly accepted the praise on behalf of my colleagues for the excellent work they do everyday. It excites me to see MPTF evolving to meet the current needs of the entertainment industry and to know we are nurturing what Roddy McDowall once called a "noble notion" that is a mission "to take care of our own."

Wilson Wong - Recreation Therapist

Wilson Wong

Years with MPTF: 6

Recreation Therapist, Wasserman Campus

I love my job because I get to hang out with elders and remind them that they are still so youthful. Whether we play poker, games, take photos together or just joke around, the cast of characters here has imparted wisdom in the form of tips and tricks that inspire me to live my life with passion. I feel like a sponge. There is so much to glean from this community. I am constantly inspired by the staff and volunteers.

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