In honor of National Occupational Therapy Month, we’re highlighting Kelsey, our wonderful Occupational Therapist and Program Coordinator at Alternatives in Motion! We asked her a few questions about her work: 1. Please tell us about the work you do as an occupational therapist. As an occupational therapist here at AIM,
Michael Pratt
In 2021, AIM welcomes a new Board President, Michael Pratt. Michael has spent his career working in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector, first at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University and, now, working as a Senior Associate at Ktisis Capital. He also serves as
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Alternatives in Motion has a new Office Manager, Jon! We are so happy to be working with Jon and he is a great addition to our team. Jon is from Zeeland, Michigan and has lived there his whole life, but he loves the Grand Rapids area. He graduated from Grand
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Statement on Current Events
Like so many, Alternatives in Motion is heartbroken by the recent murder of George Floyd and the numerous victims that have suffered due to systematic racism, hatred, and violence. We stand with our community in condemning systemic racism, hatred, and violence toward black and brown communities. While we acknowledge that
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Meet Scott
After noticing a homeless man who was struggling to get around in a deteriorating wheelchair, Linda and her husband Jim were urged to provide help and take care of this man out of the kindness of their hearts. The couple learned that this man, Scott, was in a wheelchair due
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When Alternatives in Motion opens again, there is a long backlog of clients who will require immediate equipment repairs and new equipment. To help with this need, we have decided to host a contact-less mobility drive at our offices. The Alternatives in Motion offices are located at 2215 29th St
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With recent stay at home orders, all of us have a new understanding of what it’s like to feel physically restricted and lose our sense of independence. Going to the store, meeting up with friends, and many other activities are halted. Without mobility equipment from Alternatives in Motion, these regular
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month
Without the time, dedication, and support from volunteers, Alternatives in Motion could not continue to advance its’ mission and provide services to a multitude of clients in West Michigan. While April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, we appreciate our volunteers every day. Throughout 2019, over 1,800 hours of volunteer services
Get to Know the AIM Team
While we are all practicing social distancing, it’s okay to lean on Netflix and other streaming services for entertainment! Get to know a few members of the Alternatives in Motion team and check out their streaming suggestions, as well as a local business they have supported. Coleen Davis: Executive Director
Alternatives in Motion Turns 27
Alternatives in Motion has been serving the disability community in West Michigan for 27 years! With each new year, our efforts to provide mobility equipment to those in need continues to grow. We know that these are unprecedented times and many of us feel weighed down by negativity. To battle
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