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
- Cleveland Jewish News highlights our relocation and May 21, 2021, ribbon cutting.
- Today’s Family Magazine provides an overview of our program along with information about the agency’s origins.
- Beachwood Buzz covers our May 21, 2021, ribbon cutting ceremony in its July 2021 issue.
InMotion client Rob Felber shares his story in a Spectrum News 1 segment
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.
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.