Author Archives for Mike Sasso

ASK THE EXPERTS

September 29, 2022 1:52 pm Published by Comments Off on ASK THE EXPERTS

ASK THE EXPERTS: A Q&A Session for Stroke Related Concerns Wednesday, October 5, 2022 via Zoom10:00-11:00 AM Caregivers and the public are welcome to attend. A Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before. If not already on our Zoom list, please email info@strokesupportassoc.org to receive the meeting link. MEET THE PANEL Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, ANVP, the Program... Read More


Our Annual Picnic – Friendship, Delicious Dishes, Great Conversation, and Beautiful Music.

August 21, 2022 1:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Our Annual Picnic – Friendship, Delicious Dishes, Great Conversation, and Beautiful Music.

On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, Stroke Support Association held its annual picnic at Mae Boyar Park in Lakewood, California. The summer heat was tempered by a lovely, cooling breeze. About 25 support group members and facilitators attended the event. Each brought a dish to share, including fried chicken, pasta salads, fruit salads, beet salads, sandwiches, and desserts. It was a... Read More


Stroke Support Association Annual Picnic

July 15, 2022 10:49 am Published by Comments Off on Stroke Support Association Annual Picnic

Please join us at Mae Boyer Park in Lakewood, CA for Stroke Support Association’s Annual Picnic on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Have a terrific time with fellow SSA members, family and caregivers – eating, sharing stories, and enjoying each other’s company. TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2022 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM Mae Boyer Park (North... Read More


What to Ask Your Doctor About Your Stroke.

July 14, 2022 6:00 pm Published by Comments Off on What to Ask Your Doctor About Your Stroke.

In addition to heading up the Stroke/Neuroscience Program at Long Beach Medical Center, Angie is a support group facilitator for Stroke Support Association. On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, ANVP, the Program Director of Neuroscience/Stroke at Long Beach Medical Center and an SSA support group facilitator, gave a presentation titled “What to Ask Your Doctor... Read More


What to ask your doctor about your stroke

June 17, 2022 12:50 pm Published by Comments Off on What to ask your doctor about your stroke

In addition to heading up the Stroke/Neuroscience Unit at Long Beach Medical Center, Angie West is a support group facilitator and board member for Stroke Support Association.  In our support groups, we sometimes hear from a stroke survivor that they don’t know much about the stroke they had. In the midst of crisis, while in the hospital, you may not... Read More


Weingart Senior Center health fair in Lakewood June 17 - Stroke Support Association table

Senior Health & Information Fair – June 17

June 3, 2022 5:45 pm Published by Comments Off on Senior Health & Information Fair – June 17

Free screenings and Health-related Information For glucose, bone density, grip strength, body fat analysis, pre-diabetes risk, thyroid screening, and posture analysis. Location: WEINGART SENIOR CENTER Friday, June 17, 2022, 10 am – Noon 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712 Lunch will be served. Reservations are required by Thursday, June 16. Call (562)630-6210. Stroke Support Association will have its own table with hand-outs... Read More


Have you experienced a stroke?

April 19, 2022 11:51 am Published by Comments Off on Have you experienced a stroke?

We are now enrolling for a research study to improve home exercise options for the arm and hand! Qualified participants must: Have had a stroke >6 months ago Be between 18 and 85 years old Not have severe arm or shoulder pain (≤6 out of 10) Qualified participants receive: Compensation for time and travel Additional home rehabilitation with a new... Read More


Caregiver Resources to Help Access Your Inner Wisdom

March 23, 2022 12:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Caregiver Resources to Help Access Your Inner Wisdom

On March 16, Tsgoyna Tanzman, MA/CCC, speech-language pathologist, life coach, and author of Hope After Stroke for Caregivers and Survivors: The Holistic Guide to Getting Your Life Back, hosted a presentation via Zoom for Stroke Support Association’s caregiver group.  Tsgoyna focused on several  resources that can help make the caregiving role less stressful and more positive, including Breathwork, Cognitive Behavioral... Read More


CAREGIVER Q&A

March 3, 2022 11:38 am Published by Comments Off on CAREGIVER Q&A

Tsgoyna Tanzman, MA/CCC, author of HOPE AFTER STROKE for Caregivers and Stroke Survivors, will answer your questions and concerns that come with the caregiving role. “Simply put, you as the caregiver need to take care of yourself first, if you hope to care for your loved one with any degree of efficiency, competency, and sustainability.”   – Tsgoyna Tanzman Please join... Read More


Meet Edel Delgado Member of our Stroke Survivor Group

January 24, 2022 3:39 pm Published by Comments Off on Meet Edel Delgado Member of our Stroke Survivor Group

Edel Delgado, who had his stroke on August 11, 2018, has been attending our stroke survivors’ support group via Zoom from his home in Las Vegas for more than a year. In group, he is a strong and lovely presence, and when he feels sad or disappointed—or the struggles of recovery from stroke seem overwhelming—he allows himself to cry, which paves... Read More