We sat down with Ellery, AIM’s newest board member, to discuss her background and her passion for supporting those with disabilities: “I am a returning adult student at Grand Valley State University studying Interdisciplinary Leadership. As well as a student, I am a full-time Nurse Technician on Mary Free Bed
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As an organization that strives to enhance independence for persons with disabilities, equity is at the center of our work. Because of this, over the past two years, AIM has made efforts and strides to embed a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) lens in our organization. This has culminated in
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In case you missed it, Alternatives in Motion recently moved to a new location in the heart of south-east Grand Rapids. This move was fueled by a need to become more accessible for AIM’s multitude of clients. “The building we were located at previously housed equipment and offices on different
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Alternatives in Motion is hosting Taste of AIM, presented by Lake Michigan Credit Union and Pepsi, on Thursday, July 18th from 4-7pm. The event is free and open to the public. “We’re very excited to show both clients and community members our new highly accessible building,” says Coleen, Alternative in
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Meet Elena Winger:Elena is part of the volunteer run Marketing and Development Committee and helps Alternatives in Motion with social media, newsletters, and more. Seeing the impact that AIM has on the community makes the work worthwhile and also led her to join our team. Although she had heard of
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Students from Calvin College took some time to interview Clement. Given your long history with Alternatives in Motion (AIM), how have you seen the organization change over the years? When I first heard of the organization it was more of any other organization. Now it has really shaped into one
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Frank is a veteran who honorably served in the United States Air Force for nine years.  Unfortunately Frank has Rheumatoid arthritis which causes him to have issues walking. Due to his long term aggressive arthritis, Frank had a power wheelchair that stopped working over time and insurance would not cover repairs.
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June 1, 2018

Who is Andrew?

Who is Andrew?  Andrew is an intelligent, kind- heart, guy with a great sense of humor. He continues to stay positive no matter what situation and is always willing to share his story. Andrew has spastic cerebral palsy due to him being born 10 weeks prematurely.  The easiest way to describe
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Pride is something that can interfere with our ego and can be harmful if we don’t figure out how important it is to seek help. Although we are in need of help, our pride might not allow us to seek out the proper resources because we feel like we can
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There are so many ways Alternative in Motion help out the community, such as offering lifts for patients that have diseases that causes them to loss all control in their muscles. One of our clients suffer from muscular dystrophy which has caused his grandmother to have a hard time helping him
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