InMotion 2017 Programming Highlights

This past year was an incredible year for InMotion. We are excited to share with you two of our main programming highlights from 2017.

  1. We initiated monthly client assessments allowing us to capture data on every client who utilizes our services here at InMotion, in addition to our bi-annual assessments. Assessment results are added to each individual’s MindBody page, allowing them to have access to their progress.
  2. We successfully initiated a color system for our B.E.D.
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Welcome Cathe Schwartz, New InMotion Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Trustees has selected Cathe Schwartz as the new InMotion Chief Executive Officer. Cathe will officially join the staff on March 19, 2018.

We are thrilled to welcome Cathe onboard and are confident that her experience, knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit are a great match for InMotion as we continue to find new and innovative ways to improve the health and well-being of those affected by Parkinson’s disease.

Cathe is a visionary leader who brings to InMotion deep experience in nonprofit management and fundraising. ...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress Episode Three: Not the Worst Thing

The story of two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding work of their careers.

People often describe someone who’s risen above great challenges as having an “indomitable spirit.” For those with a serious illness, I believe indomitability might begin organically, not by choice, during a drawn-out diagnostic process. Shunted from doctor to doctor, we develop emotional muscle chasing something we don’t want to catch while fear dogs us, nipping at our heels.

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An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress Episode Two: Nothing Serious

The story of two artists with incurable neurological diseases sharing fear, frustration and friendship on their journeys to understand their illnesses and to complete their most fulfilling creative work.

The long road to my Parkinson’s diagnosis began in early 2007 with symptoms that weren’t alarming, but were new to me and strange. In bed, while the rest of me was ready to melt into the mattress, my right leg refused to relax.

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An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress—Episode One: An Illness’s Introduction

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress is the story of two artists with incurable neurological diseases sharing fear, frustration and friendship on their journeys to understand their illnesses and to complete their most fulfilling creative work.

By Catherine Armsden

Do you think it’s all in my head?”

Hadley takes off her glasses and sets them on the varnished burl table. Her brown eyes are huge and searching, brimming with tears. ...

InMotion Website Special Events Page–Check Out What is Next at InMotion!

Attention InMotion community and fans, our website now has its own Special Events page where upcoming InMotion community events and details will be posted. Visit the Special Events page and learn about the successful Pals in Motion Family Fitness Event results and find information for our upcoming Open house THIS SATURDAY, Oct 7th from 10am-2pm.

We will continue to update the page as needed.

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American Ninja Warrior Jimmy Choi to Participate in Pals in Motion Event!

InMotion is excited to announce that American Ninja Warrior Jimmy Choi will be joining us on Sunday, September 17th for the upcoming Pals In Motion Family Fitness Event! The event will include a 5K run, 1-mile walk, Yoga, and an obstacle course. Choi will open the day and be participating in events throughout the morning.

Choi, a 41-year-old tech consultant from Illinois, was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease at age 27.

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InMotion and Parkinson’s Pals Unite Forces to Improve the Lives of our PD Community!

Dear Northeast Ohio PD Community,

InMotion and Parkinson’s Pals have come together to build awareness about PD.

We are combining our efforts to help improve the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease!

InMotion and Pals serve the PD community with a united vision. Whether through highly targeted programming or in hosting successful fundraising events, our goal is the same: help improve the lives of those living with PD. Community support plays a large role in both of our organizations and it shows! ...

Ben Rossi Honored with Jessie Brown Community Service Award!

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. ...

Symposium Event Recap: Art, Creativity, Jewish Genetics and Parkinson’s

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. ...