Our very own Ben Rossi, an InMotion founder and Program Director, was honored with the Jessie Brown Community Service Award at the 19th Annual Ohio Parkinson’s Foundation Northeast Region PD Symposium, held on April 22, 2017. Clients, carepartners, and everyone involved with InMotion knows that Ben is a dedicated professional working to make lives better every day for those living with PD. Ben was one of the first people to be trained in the Delay the Disease (DTD) exercise program and he has taught DTD classes in Mentor, OH for many years. ...
On Sunday April 2nd, over 200 people attended a fascinating symposium at The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood, combining art, creativity, Jewish genetics and Parkinson’s.
Organized and hosted by InMotion co-founder and Michael J. Fox Foundation Patient Advisory Council member Dr. Karen Jaffe, the symposium brought together people from several different worlds to inform and inspire.
Artist Peter Leventhal and his compelling and emotional paintings that make up his “Lamed-Vav” series were on display in The Temple’s beautiful new art gallery. ...
On Feb. 28, 2017, InMotion founder Karen Jaffe and I (her husband Marc) spent the day on Capitol Hill along with 200 other advocates, meeting with Representatives and Senators to express the concerns of the Parkinson’s community.
This was the first year that the Michael J. Fox Foundation had organized this day, having recently combined with The Parkinson’s Action Network. They prepared us well, with an all-day seminar so we knew what issues to bring up and how best to get the Congress men and women and their staffers to care. ...
April InMotion Open House!
Join us at InMotion and learn about our helpful programs and supportive community we provide for those living with and caring for individuals with PD! All programs are FREE of charge to clients!
Meet some of our staff members and coaches, tour the facility, and watch or take part in and a boxing and/or BED class.
Schedule of events:
- 10:30-11:30am Better Every Day (BED) Level 2
- 11:30-12:30pm Boxing
- 12:30-1:30pm Tours and light refreshments
RSVP: if you plan to attend, please email RSVP@beinmotion.org with “April 29 Open House” in the subject line. ...
“‘What’s Cookin’ Girlfriend?”
Trish Adler (pictured center), a very dear friend of InMotion board director Karen Hess (pictured right), graciously opened her home one evening in early February to host “What’s Cookin’ Girlfriend” – an evening of cooking, socializing, and introducing friends of Parkinson’s to InMotion.
Bruce Sternberg, of Around Downtown Catering, kicked off the evening with a cooking demonstration of his delicious Garden Vegetable Chowder. The guests, all wearing vintage aprons in the spirit of the evening, enjoyed the dish and a selection of appetizers, wine, and desserts donated through Bruce, throughout the evening. ...
In the past month, InMotion has earned great local coverage!
InMotion has been chosen, for the second year in a row, as a recipient of Advance Ohio’s Good News Giving Program. The program chooses local nonprofit organizations to receive free media coverage in the Plain Dealer and on Cleveland.com. View our most recent article on Cleveland.com and learn about the InMotion client and community experience as well as view a video of one of our programs. ...
At the 4th World Parkinson Congress held in Portland, Oregon September 20-23, 2016, a group of researchers affiliated with InMotion presented a poster entitled “Early Results on Preservation of Motor Performance in a Community-Based Exercise Program”. The poster text detailed the results of a study of 28 volunteers with Parkinson’s disease attending physical activity programs (dance, exercise, sports, tai chi, yoga) at InMotion. Each person was individually assessed on the basis of a number of tests of physical performance at the beginning of their attendance at InMotion, and after 6 months of participation. ...
We have officially launched the public phase of our InMotion fundraising.
We need your help to continue moving forward with our community centered programming!
WHY do we need to move into a capital campaign at this time?
- Our goal in 2014 was to raise $2.8M to meet current needs and to plan for the future.
- To date we have quietly raised $1.7M, which is more than halfway to our goal!
- We need to keep services FREE.
Help out InMotion at Roadhouse May 1st-May 23rd, 2016!
InMotion is happy to announce that Texas Roadhouse will be holding a cash register campaign to support InMotion. This involves selling ribbons for $1 at the cash register in 9 of their locations – Willoughby, Erie, Elyria, Brooklyn, Steubenville, Niles, Boardman, Canton and Sandusky. Ribbons will be sold for $1 each for three weeks. Purchase a ribbon, write your name on it, and Roadhouse will hang your ribbon on the wall to support InMotion! ...
We are proud to announce that Dr. Karen Jaffe, an InMotion founder, has been chosen as one of the three recipients awarded the Dr. Rana International Parkinson’s Community Services Award 2015, announced on World Parkinson’s Day, April 11, 2016. Dr. Jaffe’s inspirational work and the great passion she devotes to improving the lives of those affected with Parkinson’s disease has been officially recognized by the World Parkinson’s Program.
Congratulations, Karen! ...