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2023 SSA Holiday Luncheon family and members

2023 Holiday Luncheon

December 6, 2023 10:38 am Published by Comments Off on 2023 Holiday Luncheon

Stroke Support Association’s annual holiday luncheon was held December 05 at Best Western Golden Sails Hotel in Long Beach.


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How to Support Your Loved One in the Hospital

September 18, 2020 1:33 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Support Your Loved One in the Hospital

Stroke Support Association is dedicated to empowering stroke survivors and their families. Providing ideas of how to help a loved one who has just suffered a stroke while he or she is still being treated in the hospital is just one of the ways we do this. You’ll find many resources, including on our website, on how to help identify... Read More


SSA Presents Tracy Markley – Stroke Recovery & Exercise

January 20, 2020 1:43 pm Published by Comments Off on SSA Presents Tracy Markley – Stroke Recovery & Exercise

The length and quality of physical therapy following a stroke can be limited by insurance coverage. The end of insurance-covered PT can leave many feeling lost or giving up. However, in most cases, education and understanding why specific exercises are needed can further recovery indefinitely. Speaker Tracy Markley, Fitness Specialist, Stroke and Exercise Expert, and Author, will talk about how... Read More


Learn more about SSA at the Bixby Knolls’ First Fridays

January 9, 2020 5:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Learn more about SSA at the Bixby Knolls’ First Fridays

Every first Friday of the month the BIXBY KNOLLS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION and members stay open late and invite you to explore our shops, enjoy live music, try our excellent restaurants and bars, and of course, see local art. Stroke Support Association is represented at the First Fridays by a board member. Please stop by our table and say hello.... Read More


Assistive Technology for Stroke Survivors

October 28, 2019 9:00 am Published by Comments Off on Assistive Technology for Stroke Survivors

Presentation by Disabled Resources On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, Samantha Mam, Assistive Technology Specialist, Webmaster, and Office Manager at Disabled Resources Center, Inc. (DRC) in Long Beach, gave a presentation to the members of Stroke Support Association (SSA) on the various forms of assistive technologies available to borrow from DRC’s Device Lending Library. Mugi Miyazaki, also from DRC’s Assistive Technology... Read More


Stroke Support Association Annual Holiday Luncheon 2019

October 25, 2019 4:03 pm Published by Comments Off on Stroke Support Association Annual Holiday Luncheon 2019

The Holidays are Best When Good Friends Get Together! Join us at Stroke Support Association’s Annual Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Golden Sails Hotel Best Western 6285 Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach, CA 90803 $25 per person Please RSVP by November 26th to Betsy Hardiman 562-537-0556 or info@strokesupportassoc.org Click here for ... Read More


Stroke Support Association present Assistive Technology

SSA Presents Assistive Technology for Stroke Suvivors

October 7, 2019 3:22 pm Published by Comments Off on SSA Presents Assistive Technology for Stroke Suvivors

Join Stroke Support Association for a presentation on Assistive Technology for Stroke Survivors on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Our speaker will be Samantha Mann, Assistive Technology Specialist and Webmaster of Disabled Resources Center (DRC) in Long Beach. Samantha will talk about different forms of assistive technology available to rent from their Device Lending Library, which includes wheel chairs and walkers,... Read More


Stroke Support Association Annual Picnic

SSA’s Annual Picnic a Treat for All

August 21, 2019 2:48 pm Published by Comments Off on SSA’s Annual Picnic a Treat for All

Stroke Support Association held its annual potluck picnic on August 6 at Mae Bower Park in Lakewood, CA. About 25 stroke survivors, family members, caregivers, facilitators, and guests gathered at an outdoor space populated by several picnic tables centered on an expanse of green grass and overlooking the park’s playground. The weather was perfect, neither too hot nor too breezy.


SSA's End of Session Lunch at Domenico's in Long Beach

SSA End of Session Lunch at Domenico’s

August 13, 2019 12:03 pm Published by Comments Off on SSA End of Session Lunch at Domenico’s

On Tuesday, July 30, Stroke Support Association’s group members enjoyed lunch at Domenico’s Belmont Shore, Long Beach’s oldest restaurant. Following the final meeting of SSA’s 12-week session of support groups, about 25 people met at the cozy restaurant to enjoy one another’s company, as well as delicious Italian dishes, pizza, salads, and garlic bread. Domenico’s will be donating back 25%... Read More


Keeping Things Moving

July 29, 2019 8:30 am Published by Comments Off on Keeping Things Moving

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, three acute-care medical professionals from Long Beach Memorial Medical Center visited the support groups for stroke survivors and caregivers at Stroke Support Association in Long Beach to answer questions about post-stroke care. Jackie Starks, a speech therapist, Lydia Cheung, an occupational therapist, and Kenneth Barcelona, a physical therapist, arriving in work scrubs, took questions from... Read More