InMotion 2022-2022 Impact Report Released

12/19/2022 – InMotion is proud to release its 2021-2022 Impact Report, sharing the ways that InMotion continues its commitment to helping people with Parkinson’s disease feel better every day.

Read the Impact Report here.

InMotion Promotes Pals in Motion on WKYC’s “Good Company”

InMotion CEO Cathe Schwartz and Co-Founder/Chief Program Officer Ben Rossi were in the WKYC studio on Thursday, September 15 for “Good Company”, talking about InMotion and our Pals In Motion fundraiser which took place on Sunday, September 18 at Beachwood High School.

Watch the appearance HERE:

Inmotion Receives Community Grant from Parkinson’s Foundation

InMotion is a proud recipient of a 2022 grant award from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Our project, titled “Fit For You: A Holistic Approach to Wellness for People with Advanced Parkinson’s Disease,” is receiving support from the Parkinson’s Foundation’s Community Grants program.

Fit 4 You™ is an InMotion-developed multidisciplinary approach to wellness for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who have lower mobility and/or experience freezing of gait, cognitive decline, require nutritional guidance, need fine motor skills work, and experience problems with speech, language and swallowing. Through an intensive focus on these challenges, people with PD will learn self-efficacy, coping strategies, and feel empowered to live well with their disease. Each session is led by credentialed instructors with experience in working with people with PD. 

Through support from the Parkinson’s Foundation, the Fit4You™ program is offered by InMotion at no cost to our clients and their care partners. 

Read the full press release from the Parkinson’s Foundation here.

InMotion Welcomes New Board Members

June 7, 2022, BEACHWOOD, OHIO – InMotion, a nonprofit organization that provides wellness programs free of charge to people with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners, is pleased to announce that three new community leaders have been elected to its Board of Directors: Michael Bennett, Grover C. Gilmore, and Alison Ivey.

Read the full release here.

Bridge Builders Work with InMotion to Enhance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

InMotion was one of eight organizations selected in 2020 for a Leadership Action Project (LAP) by the Cleveland Bridge Builders, a group of mid-career professionals who spend a year immersed in civic leadership training through the Cleveland Leadership Center. InMotion’s project focused on enhancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) by identifying and engaging with people in communities who don’t have access to our services. Since January, our Bridge Builder team has learned about InMotion, participated in classes, interviewed staff, clients, and board members, and this past week, presented its plan for strengthening InMotion’s ability to be a welcoming community to all. We look forward to implementing the plan in the coming months.

If you have ideas about ways InMotion can reach out to underrepresented communities, please share them with Cathe Schwartz ([email protected]).

InMotion Announces “Living In Motion” Exercise Open House, Lecture for People with Parkinson’s Disease

April 28, 2022 – Living In Motion, a day for people living with Parkinson’s disease to learn about the importance of exercise and other community resources, will be held on Thursday, June 16 from 1:00pm-4:00pm at InMotion, 23905 Mercantile Road in Beachwood. Living In Motion is presented by InMotion, a leader in community-based, integrated wellness programs for people with Parkinson’s disease, in partnership with the OPFNE – Ohio Parkinson Foundation Northeast Region.

Read the full release here.

Full event details available here.

InMotion’s Ben Rossi Speaks at Michael J. Fox Foundation Webinar

1/24/2022 – InMotion’s Co-Founder and Chief Program Officer Ben Rossi was a panelist for The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s recent webinar entitled Diet, Exercise and Other Strategies for Living Well as You Age. Ben and his fellow expert panelists discuss ways to live well as we start the new year. They share practical tips for eating healthy, exercising, building a care team and boosting brain health.

Register and access the webinar here.

InMotion 2020-2021 Impact Report Released

12/07/2021 – InMotion is proud to release its 2020-2021 Impact Report, sharing the ways that InMotion survived and thrived during this past year.

Read the Impact Report here.

InMotion CEO Cathe Schwartz and Co-Founder/Chief Program Officer Ben Rossi speak to Channel 3’s Jasmine Monroe about InMotion

Did you see us on WKYC Channel 3 – Cleveland’s “We the People”? CEO Cathe Schwartz and Co-Founder/Chief Program Officer Ben Rossi spoke with host Jasmine Monroe about all things InMotion.

Click here to view the video.

InMotion client Mel Wasserman shares his story in the Cleveland Jewish News

Sept. 10, 2021 – Mel Wasserman shares how he came to InMotion, along with the classes and programs in which he and his wife participate. Also, InMotion’s Board Chair Bruce Goodman and CEO Cathe Schwartz discuss what makes InMotion unique. Click here or on the image to read the article.

InMotion volunteer Judy Spaulding and her husband Tom are featured in Cleveland Jewish News’ Silver Linings column

Sept. 10, 2021 – Learn how Judy Spaulding found InMotion by clicking on the image.

Cleveland Jewish News features InMotion Co-Founder Dr. Karen Jaffe in its Silver Linings column

August 24, 2021 – Read more about Dr. Jaffe by clicking on the image.

The Good Stuff by Dawn Kendrick visits InMotion

August 12, 2021 – Dawn Kendrick took a tour of InMotion led by one of our co-founders Dr. Karen Jaffe. Watch also for an appearance by our Chief Program Officer Ben Rossi.

InMotion Volunteer Coach Cary Hodous highlighted in Cleveland Jewish News column

Volunteer Coach Cary Hodous shares his journey and what led him to InMotion. The Cleveland Jewish News profiled Cary in its Silver Linings column. View the full article here.

InMotion receives continued support from the The Harry K. and Emma Rosenfeld Fox Charitable Foundation

July 2021 – The Harry K. and Emma Rosenfeld Fox Charitable Foundation has awarded us funding to help cover the costs of instructor fees for our Better Every Day™ (BED) classes for clients with lower mobility. These classes are designed for people whose mobility may be compromised and who are at greater risk for falls. 

The Fox Charitable Foundation has been supporting this program since 2020, and we are grateful for their continued grant funding.

Local publications feature InMotion

Staying In Motion With Parkinson’s Disease

InMotion client Rob Felber shares his story in a Spectrum News 1 segment

Cathe Schwartz and Ben Rossi talk to the Brian Grant Foundation about InMotion

WKYC TV3 Living Healthy with Leon Bibb features InMotion

InMotion Published in Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation

As a result of a connection that InMotion leaders made at the 2019 World Parkinson Congress in Kyoto, Japan, our assessment outcomes were published in the August 2020 issue of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, a peer-reviewed journal.

The article, entitled “Motor Performance and Quality of Life in a Community Exercise Program for Parkinson Disease” (Stiles, E., Jaffe, K., Schwartz, C., Rossi, B., Riley, D.), describes our investigation into the effects of a comprehensive community program composed of exercise, mindfulness practice, and education on motor function and quality of life in individuals with Parkinson disease (PD). Having our holistic, integrated approach validated through the peer-review process represents a significant milestone for InMotion.

In the study, thirty-six participants completed physical and quality-of-life assessments independently at baseline and 12 months. Physical assessments showed stability or improvement in functional mobility, integrated strength, and walking ability over the 1-year interval. PDQ-39 measures showed improvement in 6 of 8 indices: mobility, activities of daily living, emotional well-being, stigma reduction, social support, and bodily discomfort. Our results demonstrate the effectiveness of exercise, mindfulness, and education in community and group settings.

Cleveland Jewish News covers InMotion’s pivot to virtual programming during the pandemic

Parkinson’s Pals merges with InMotion

May 8, 2018 – After more than three years of collaboration, InMotion and Parkinson’s Pals 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. Fox Foundation and several local community research programs. Parkinson’s Pals also gave InMotion seed money to help it open its doors in 2015 to an unprecedented wellness center providing exercise, education and healing arts free of charge to people with Parkinson’s disease in a supportive, caring community. The relationship between our organizations flourished, with many Parkinson’s Pals members becoming active at InMotion as volunteers and as a board member, and Parkinson’s Pals continued to provide financial grant support to InMotion.

In September 2017, together our organizations sponsored “Pals In Motion,” a family fitness event which attracted more than 1,500 participants and raised over $180,000 in net proceeds. This joint fundraiser exemplified our organizations’ “win-win” relationship.

Instructor Char Grossman discusses her Mindful Movement class in the Huffington Post