Author Archives for Mike Sasso

ASK THE NEUROLOGIST

January 30, 2023 10:07 am Published by Comments Off on ASK THE NEUROLOGIST

  A Question & Answer session for your stroke-related concerns Featuring Dr. Nima Ramezan-Arab Wednesday, February 1, 2023 via Zoom, 10:00-10:30 AM Pacific Time during the first half of the Stroke Survivors’ Meeting. 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... Read More


Why a Support Group is So Important for Recovery from Stroke

January 16, 2023 12:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Why a Support Group is So Important for Recovery from Stroke

Having a stroke can be a shocking and overwhelming experience… And can bring many more questions than answers: Will I get better? Will I be able to drive again? Work again? How long does it take to recover my speech or improve my drop foot or minimize my spasticity? Will my friends accept me as I am? Why am I... Read More


Seeking Study Volunteer for Arm Weakness Therapy Resulting from Stroke

November 18, 2022 3:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Seeking Study Volunteer for Arm Weakness Therapy Resulting from Stroke

Have you experienced arm weakness from a recent stroke? The Cramer Lab at UCLA is looking to recruit individuals experiencing moderate-severe arm weakness after a stroke in the last 30 days. Their mission is to reduce disability after stroke. The therapy of videogame-based arm motor therapy will be completed in your own home, and will be designed with your specific... Read More


Study to Improve Walking after Stroke

October 6, 2022 10:27 am Published by Comments Off on Study to Improve Walking after Stroke

The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine is conducting a research study that explores the possibility of using brain waves to control a functional electrical stimulation device to help stroke patients improve their walking. If you are an adult stroke survivor, are able to walk (with or without an assistive device) more than 30 feet without help,... Read More


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