Episode Thirteen: Wanting to Believe

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.

After learning Jane’s story, it occurred to me that because multiple system atrophy (MSA) often shares symptoms with Parkinson’s, it was very likely that there were others besides Hadley in our Facebook group who might face Jane’s prognosis. And, yikes — what about me? For the next few days after reading Jane’s letter, the offhand comment made by the neurologist who’d diagnosed me kept popping into my head: “We’ll want you to have a tremor soon so we know it’s not something worse than Parkinson’s.” I sent an email to my MDS, Dr. ...

Kathy Cohen – Volunteer Spotlight

If you stop by InMotion on a typical Thursday afternoon, you are likely to be greeted by Kathy Cohen’s welcoming smile. Kathy, the daughter of InMotion founder Allan Goldberg, has been volunteering at InMotion for the past two years. A current resident of Moreland Hills, she is a licensed independent social worker currently taking time off to raise her two children.

“My Happy Place” are three words that Kathy uses to describe her volunteer experience at InMotion. ...

Episode Seven: Drugs and Other Agents

By Catherine Armsden

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.

Have you been gambling or wanting sex constantly? Cleaning closets or shopping obsessively?” Dr. Bright asked me. “Sorry,” he added, smiling. “I have to ask.”

I laughed. I liked my MDS, Dr. Bright, a lot. A year and a half earlier, in January, 2010, I’d run to him from the licking flames of the it’s not the worst thing neurologist and the no self-pitiers MDS who’d diagnosed me with Parkinson’s. ...

InMotion Executive Director, Lacey Roth, Announces Retirement

Dear InMotion Clients, Carepartners, and Friends,

It is with very mixed feelings that I share my retirement as Executive Director of InMotion, effective Dec. 31, 2016.

It has become obvious that InMotion needs a full-time Executive Director. Our strategic planning process has served to further emphasize this need. However, InMotion is very fortunate in that our phenomenal Board member, Judy Peters, has agreed to take on the role as an interim full-time director. ...

InMotion Needs Your Help with the PATH Initiative!

InMotion Community, we are excited and proud to introduce The PATH Initiative!

InMotion founders Karen Jaffe & Ben Rossi recently attended the World Parkinson Congress (WPC) and spent the greater portion of their time spreading the word about InMotion. They fielded lots of questions about how exactly InMotion was formed. They had a lot to share!

Clients of InMotion, have the opportunity to experience the benefits of community exercise programming at the highest level. ...

September is Carepartner Month at InMotion!

Special Schedule of Carepartner Events:

Monday, Sept. 12 1-2 pm Tamsin Aster speaking on:

“Self-Care for CarePartners: 3 Tips for Prioritizing Self-Care When Your Time is Not Your Own”

Carepartners spend a huge amount of time and energy on others and many of us are in the sandwich generation – caring for the generations above and below us. The demands placed by the external world – jobs, kids, parents – can make it hard to find time for oneself. ...

Dr. Karen Jaffe Awarded International Parkinson’s Community Service Award!

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! ...