Barbara Herman – Volunteer Spotlight

Say hello to Barbara Herman! Barbara has a personal connection to InMotion as both her mother and her brother had Parkinson’s. She has been volunteering her time here for the past two years.

Barbara adores the clients and staff and is touched by the kindness shown to everyone who stops in. “The people that attend are so nice and they seem to really enjoy being here,” she stated. Barbara enjoys the sunshine down south during the long Cleveland winters, but you can look for her on Friday afternoons at the front desk once spring arrives! ...

Harriet Kitay – Volunteer Spotlight

Step into InMotion on a Monday morning and you’ll likely be greeted by Harriet Kitay’s welcoming smile. Harriet, who resides in Lyndhurst, welcomes clients and caregivers every Monday morning as a front desk volunteer.

A former owner of furniture stores, and current competitive bridge player, Harriet heard about InMotion from a friend. She said her time at InMotion has taught her “patience and positivity,” and she truly enjoys “the spirit of the clients and the warmth of the staff.”

One of the most touching experiences at InMotion for Harriet occurred several months ago. ...

Tonya Waggoner – Volunteer Spotlight

Say hello to Tonya Waggoner, one of our dedicated volunteers who helps out at our front desk on Friday mornings. Tonya was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2005 shortly after moving to the Cleveland area and made a commitment to focus on her health and family. She first heard about InMotion through emails she received from “Shaking with Laughter” and Dr. Karen Jaffe and responded to a request for volunteers in one of the first InMotion newsletters. ...

Linda Schlein – Volunteer Spotlight

You can find Linda Schlein Thursday mornings behind the desk greeting clients and checking them in for class. Linda, a retired elementary school teacher, has been volunteering since InMotion opened its doors back in 2015. A longtime friend of Amy and Lee Handel, InMotion is a constant reminder to Linda of the wonderful legacy left behind by Lee that is being carried out by Amy.

Linda enjoys watching clients interact, smile and be happy. ...

Sheila Levine – Volunteer Spotlight

Sheila Levine photo

Sheila Levine, of Pepper Pike, has been volunteering at InMotion for the past two years. Sheila can be found behind the front desk Thursday mornings welcoming clients as they arrive for class. She is also a volunteer coach in the Mindful Movement class on Wednesday mornings.

Sheila was introduced to InMotion by Amy and the late Lee Handel. She is inspired by the connections clients form with one another and watching their enjoyment when participating in classes and conversing in the living room between classes. ...

InMotion Volunteers Being Honored at Pals In Motion

One reason InMotion is able to offer services at no cost to clients is due to our many volunteers who help us day in and day out, week after week – at the front desk and in our classes. We would not be able to do what we do without them! We are thanking them for all that they do by dedicating the 2018 Pals In Motion race in their honor. ...

InMotion Appoints New Members to the Board of Directors

InMotion is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new members to our Board of Directors. Please join us in welcoming:

Jim Bickel

Jim has an over 35-year career in Information Technology management and consulting in several different industries and assignments.  Most recently Jim was the IT Director for the Cleveland Foundation for 15 years.  His education background includes a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Penn State University. ...

Programming changes coming in June

As you may have already noticed, InMotion classes are getting more and more popular by the day. As new people join our amazing community, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to find space in our classes.

As the InMotion program director, it is my passion to find solutions to meet our growing challenges. In order to better accommodate our community, last September we developed our color system so that every person with Parkinson’s who walks through our doors can maximize their time and potential to stay ahead of their symptoms. ...

Parkinson’s Pals merges with InMotion

We are thrilled to share that InMotion and Parkinson’s Pals have merged as of May 8, 2018. After more than three years of collaboration, our organizations have officially joined together to help serve the growing needs of people living with Parkinson’s disease.

Established in 2011 as a grass-roots non-profit organization to raise awareness and funds for research to help find a cure for PD, Parkinson’s Pals held an annual fundraiser and distributed funds to The Michael J. ...

2017 – A great year of “friend-raising” and fundraising for InMotion by Nancy McCann

2017 saw InMotion client numbers grow each month as we welcomed new clients and friends. Did you know that InMotion is now serving over 1,000 clients and carepartners, at no cost to them, in a warm, inviting space filled with a community of loving, kind-hearted people?

Today we celebrate our successes for 2017 and goals for 2018, celebrating not only our growth and flexibility, but also in the advancement of our programming and strategic vision for 2018. ...