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. ...

Taking it to Capitol Hill: PD Advocacy Reflections from a Carepartner by Marc Jaffe

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. ...

Check us Out! InMotion Open House–Sat April 29, 2017 10am-2pm

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 [email protected] with “April 29 Open House” in the subject line. ...

“Cooking” for InMotion: Fundraising in the Community

“‘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. ...

InMotion in the News!

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. ...

InMotion Research Presented at WPC Shows Value of Physical Activity for PD Clients.

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. ...

YogaReach on Huffington Post! Learn How Adaptive Therapeutic Yoga Helps PD Clients and Carepartners.

Our lead yoga instructor and the founder of YogaReach Adaptive Therapeutic Yoga Program, Char Grossman, was recently interviewed by the Huffington Post. Read the interview and learn all about the importance of mind body connection and self-care in maintaining PD client and carepartner well-being. We are proud to offer such an outside yoga experience at InMotion!

Learn about our InMotion yoga program and register for a class today! ...

InMotion Cycling class, Spinning for PD is on at the YMCA!

All new!

On September 29th,  the new Spinning for PD class had its first meeting at the Warrensville Heights YMCA.

Our InMotion group will meet every Thursday at 10am and cycle together.

We invite you to join us!

The class is FREE for InMotion clients and a YMCA membership is not required. 

The Warrensville Heights YMCA is located at 4433 Northfields Rd., Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Learn to:
–  Become familiar with spinning bike features
–  Learn to set-up your bike for class
–  Become familiar with RPM’s & cadence
–  Learn about heart rate zones and your health

We will go for short and then longer rides as we begin to feel more comfortable! ...