Thankful Thursday – Bob Tucker

“Thankfulness and self-pity cannot coexist at the same time in the same heart. Whichever one is allowed ascendancy displaces the other. As it has been said, ‘You cannot serve two masters. Either you will love the one and hate the other or you will cling to the one and despise the other.’

That’s why at InMotion we people with Parkinson’s constantly encourage each other in thanksgiving. We remind each other that we have a lot going for us. ...

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.” ...

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. ...

New Center Brings Hope

Delighted to share this terrific story (Today’s Family Magazine, April 29, 2015) on InMotion’s evolution and the hope we afford people with Parkinsons.

“A 67-year-old retired registered nurse with an extensive background in research, Maria suddenly found herself in the role of patient, with the haunting three words “incurable, progressive, and debilitating” looming over a future she had envisioned with her husband, Gene, their family, and grandchildren. 

“Those are big words,” Maria said. ...