Aging and Stroke

9.8.21

Please attend a free presentation being held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 10:00-10:30 AM, followed by regular support groups at California Heights United Methodist Church 3759 Orange Ave (at Bixby), Long Beach, CA. Caregivers and family members are welcome to attend. Stroke survivors face special challenges when it comes to aging. Dr. Nancy Gibbs, a retired Kaiser Geriatrician and Palliative... Read More

NUTRITION FOR STROKE SURVIVORS

9.1.21

The following information is only intended to serve as a guide. The reader should always check with their physician before following these recommendations. The old saying “You are what you eat” holds true for all of us, especially after an injury or other lifechanging medical event. Our fast-paced lives and increased stress due to the recent pandemic–plus the challenge to... Read More

SSA’s Annual Picnic: Food, Fun, and Fellowship

8.16.21

Stroke Support Association held its annual picnic on August 10, 2021 at Mae Bower Park in Lakewood, CA. About 25 stroke survivors, caregivers, and facilitators from SSA’s support groups joined the potluck picnic, which featured a variety of delicious dishes and desserts. Alvin Hayes, Jr., a professional musician, stroke survivor, and SSA Board member entertained us with a live performance... Read More

Long Road Back: Alvin Hayes Jr – Musician and SSA Board Member

7.12.21

Alvin Hayes, Jr. is a stroke survivor and a member of the Stroke Support Association Board. Here is his story of recovery. Article reprinted with permission of Alvin Hayes Jr. and Greg Mellen/Long Beach Post: ‘I Can Play’: Saxophonist Alvin Hayes overcomes a stroke to produce his latest album, ‘The LBC’ Greg Mellen As saxophonist Alvin Hayes Jr. and vocalist... Read More

Stroke Support Association’s Annual Picnic

7.9.21

You are cordially invited to attend The Stroke Support Association’s Annual Picnic When: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM– 1:30 PM Where: Mae Boyer Park (North Entrance) 4903 Stevely, Lakewood, CA 90713 Please bring: A dish to share & your own drinks RSVP: info@strokesupportassoc.org with number of people in your party Hope to see you ALL there! Click link... Read More

STEADI When You Fall

6.8.21

STEADI When You Fall A ZOOM Presentation During our regular Stroke Survivors’ Meeting Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 10:00-10:30 AM. Caregivers and family members are welcome to attend.   According to The Journal of Physical Therapy Science from PubMed Central, falling is one of the most common complications of stroke patients… and can lead to reduction of independence of activities... Read More

UC Irvine is seeking stroke survivors to participate in research study

6.4.21

Brain Computer Interface system or Standard Physical Therapy can help patients improve walking after stroke. There are limited treatment options for improving strength after stroke. We are currently 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. The study involves 4 weeks of... Read More

Things to Do After a Stroke

5.19.21

Emergency medical treatment is critical after a stroke to stabilize your condition before starting rehabilitation. It’s equally essential for your team of therapy specialists to initiate the rehabilitation process early to regain lost function. It’s the perfect time for you or your loved one (preferably your primary care partner) to educate yourselves and ask the available specialists questions to help... Read More

Executive Director Wanted

5.15.21

The Stroke Support Association, a non-profit organization in Long Beach, CA, is looking to hire an Executive Director. This position reports to the Board of Directors and has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Stroke Support Association’s programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. Additional responsibilities include some clerical-related duties, community outreach, as well as some grant- and report-writing.... Read More

Preparing Ahead: Advance Directives for You and Your Loved Ones

5.8.21

May 11 and May 18, 202110:00-10:30 AM during the first half of the Survivors’ MeetingCaregivers welcome to attend Gretchen Phillips, SSA support group facilitator and retired medical social worker, will give a two-part presentation during the first portion of our stroke survivor support group on May 11 and May 18. Caregivers are welcome to attend the presentation portion of these... Read More