Community Corner

InMotion client Roz Stone shares why she joined the Circle of Friends Society

I feel so blessed to have found InMotion. I don’t quite know where I’d be without it. I learned about this special place just over four years ago, shortly after I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Not only have I discovered how important exercise is and how it can actually be fun, I have also found a wonderful support system through the clients and coaches at InMotion. From the moment you walk through the doors until the time you leave, you are greeted by warm smiles and friendly faces.

While I was aware that InMotion is free to everyone, I also learned about the Circle of Friends Society.  It is a program set up for those who are able to donate monthly, thus keeping services free for those who need them.  What better way to support my “home away from home!

InMotion receives a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation

With a generous grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation, we will begin a study demonstrating how our Better Every Day™ (BED) classes (which focus on movement, balance, endurance and strength) help improve the mental health of class participants.

Our project, titled “Improving Mental Health Through Community-Based Exercise”, is receiving support from the Foundation’s community grants program.

Did you know?
Partnering with other institutions, InMotion is involved with ongoing research that demonstrates the efficacy of exercise, movement and other therapies to manage and delay the onset of disease symptoms. InMotion shares its data globally with medical and other professionals involved in the treatment and cure of Parkinson’s disease.

The agency’s data appeared in a peer-reviewed article, titled Motor Performance and Quality of Life in a Community Exercise Program for Parkinson Disease, in Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation1, and staff presented a poster at the 4th World Parkinson Congress (WPC) in Portland, Oregon, in 2016; at the 5th WPC in Kyoto, Japan, in 2019, and will present at the 6th WPC in Barcelona, Spain, in June 2023.

1July/September 2020 – Volume 36 – Issue 3 (pp 166-169) Stiles, Elizabeth A.; Jaffe, Karen M.; Schwartz, Catherine E.; Rossi, Benjamin M.; Riley, David E.

Welcome Back Week at InMotion brings in over 290 client visits and some winners

InMotion welcomed back its clients June 7 – 11 and over 290 clients attended various classes and programs! A raffle ticket was issued to all who attended (one for each class) and one ticket was awarded to those out-of-town.

Raffle prize winners

Ten (10)-pack class package at ATP
Roz Stone

Five (5) Private Yoga sessions with Yoga Therapist Char Grossman
Don Lenz

Thirty-one (31) days of unlimited yoga at Cleveland Yoga
Lynn Barry

Gift Card to Evie Lou woman’s clothing store
Yvette Newlin

Gift Card to Hyde Park Restaurants
Cay Reilly

One (1) Body work Session with PT Nick Sanders
Sanford Miller

Five (5) class pack at Citizen Yoga
Paula Harvey

Handmade Table Runner by Ann Plevin Rosenbluth Fiber Artist
Karen Jaffe

Hand Made Quilt/Wall hanging
William Barnett

DO Summers Gift Card
James Coyne
Warren Faber
Rob Felber
Stephanie Haines
Paula Harvey
Tom Larkin
Mary Lou Lechko
Don Lenz
Sanford Miller
Pat Pogue
David Reed
Howard Schwartz
Meena Singh
Cheryl Stankus
Gloria Willis

Grub Hub Gift Card
Eve Kalajian

Cozy Faux Scarf
Lynn Barry
Pat Bing
Karen Jaffe
Eve Kalajian
Lisa Kran
Mary Lou Lechko
Susan Norton
Helen Parch
Sharon Shaffer
Susan Silbiger
Bridget Sproul

Netflix Gift Card
Kendall Evans

InMotion Tote Bag
Joe Baden
Amy May
Irene Morocco
Joanne Schmitt
Wendy Tigner

In Motion T-shirt
James Coyne
Joe Frankino
Frank Kovach
Robert Micco
Pat Pogue
Chad Sproul
Ralph Tyler
Gary Yacobian

Meet our new Board Chair

InMotion’s new Board Chair, Mr. Bruce Goodman, introduces himself to the InMotion community. Please take a moment to watch his message below!

Through its Sound the Alarm program, the Red Cross is offering free smoke detectors and installation this summer. Click here to register and for more information.

Our new building’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

InMotion celebrated the opening of its new building with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, May 21, 2021! Mayor of the City of Beachwood, Mayor Martin Horwitz, joined us for this special event. If you missed the livestream, you can view the recording below.

Meet our new Development Director

Click below to hear a special message from InMotion’s new Development Director, Wendy Voelker!

Building reopening

Cathe Schwartz, CEO, talks all things reopening, things to note, and more!