InMotion founders, Dr. David Riley, Dr. Karen Jaffe, and Ben Rossi (who is also InMotion’s Program Director), are a font of information and inspiration for the InMotion community. We invite you to read their blogs for an extra dose of wisdom, experience and encouragement.
Click on the title of each article to read them in full.
This past year was an incredible year for InMotion. We are excited to share with you two of our main programming highlights from 2017.
- 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.
- We successfully initiated a color system for our B.E.D.
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
“‘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. ...
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. ...
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
– 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! ...
Care Partner Versus Don’t Care Partner
by Marc Jaffe
My wife has Parkinson’s. I’m her “care partner.” Or sometimes, I’m her “don’t care partner.” It all depends on whether she wants me to care about how she feels or not.
It’s not always easy to know which she wants me to be.
For example: If I notice her gait isn’t right when we’re out for a walk, I’ll know to cut it short. ...
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. ...
Our very own InMotion Program Director and InMotion co-founder, Ben Rossi, will be presenting a 15-minute presentation about the InMotion Better Every Day Program at the NEOMED Take Control! A Symposium to Advance Research on Parkinson’s Disease on Wednesday, May 4th. ...
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! ...
The Michael J. Fox Foundation FoxFeed Blog features InMotion and the important impact of our center in an interview with Dr. Karen Jaffe. Read the full interview and more ...