Author Archives for Mike Sasso

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


Ask the Nurse February 16

January 17, 2022 3:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Ask the Nurse February 16

You are invited to join Stroke Support Association  Wednesday, February 16, 2022 via Zoom at 10:00-11:30 AM PT. Stroke Support Association will be hosting a Q&A with SSA Board member and Program Director of Neuroscience/Stroke at Long Beach Medical Center Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, ANVP. West will answer your stroke-related medical questions, such as the following topics that have come up... Read More


poor and good posture comparisons

Strengthening the Postural Muscles is Essential for Standing and Walking

January 8, 2022 12:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Strengthening the Postural Muscles is Essential for Standing and Walking

Posture is essential. These pictures of posture may look familiar to you if you have read my other books. I like to share visuals to help you become aware of your posture when you sit, stand, and walk.   This is from a chapter in one of my books that has a lot of information, and it can be overwhelming... Read More


AN INTRODUCTION OF FIVE WISHES FOR ADVANCE DIRECTIVE

January 7, 2022 10:47 am Published by Comments Off on AN INTRODUCTION OF FIVE WISHES FOR ADVANCE DIRECTIVE

Have you completed an advance directive, by itself or as part of a living will or trust? It’s a good idea to review your forms every few years and sometimes you may want to add details that weren’t in your original document. Using the Five Wishes Advance Directive Described as “Living Will with Heart and Soul”, the Five Wishes advance... Read More


End-of-Session Luncheon

November 10, 2021 11:20 am Published by Comments Off on End-of-Session Luncheon

Our end-of-session luncheon after the in-person groups is on Tuesday, November 23 at the Black Bear Diner in Signal Hill.  (Interesting fact: “Signal Hill is a city in Los Angeles County, California. Located high on a hill, the city is an enclave completely surrounded by the city of Long Beach.”) There are directions to Black Bear Diner included with the flyer.... Read More