Author Archives for Mike Sasso

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


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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


Dr. Ruth Hayes

In Memoriam: Dr. Ruth Hayes

October 21, 2021 8:54 am Published by Comments Off on In Memoriam: Dr. Ruth Hayes

  Dr. Ruth Hayes, Member of SSA’s Caregiver Support Group and Board of Directors   Dr. Ruth, as we at Stroke Support Association (SSA) affectionately called her, passed away on July 2, 2021. She had a rich life and an exceptional career, punctuated by a spate of volunteer positions. She was also a great friend and supporter of Stroke Support... Read More


Ask the Nurse October 27

October 14, 2021 8:45 am Published by Comments Off on Ask the Nurse October 27

You are invited to join Stroke Support Association  Wednesday, October 27, 2021 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... Read More


Roz Levine

Meet Roz Levine, Caregiver

October 11, 2021 11:29 am Published by Comments Off on Meet Roz Levine, Caregiver

Roz Levine, a retired school counselor, is the wife of a stroke survivor who had his first of three strokes three-and-a-half years ago. His strokes have impacted his balance, and consequent falls have required visits to the emergency room. Roz is her husband’s primary caregiver. “Caregiving is a challenge,” Roz said, “one that requires compassion, courage, and patience for both... Read More


Aging and Stroke: A Presentation by Dr. Nancy Gibbs

September 29, 2021 7:08 am Published by Comments Off on Aging and Stroke: A Presentation by Dr. Nancy Gibbs

On Tuesday, September 14, during Stroke Support Association’s regular support groups for stroke survivors and caregivers, Dr. Nancy Gibbs gave a presentation titled “Aging and Stroke.” Her Story Dr. Gibbs, who is a retired Kaiser Geriatrician and Palliative Care physician, had a stroke herself in June of 2019. “Stroke is a life-changing event that happens in a moment,” said Dr. Gibbs.... Read More