Meet New SSA Executive Director:
Heidi Taylor


The Stroke Support Association is pleased to announce the hiring Heidi Taylor as the Executive Director, effective August 2017. Heidi has over 25 years of professional and financial services experience in information technologies, business improvement consulting and building businesses within the corporate and public sector environments. The last ten years she has concentrated in neuroscience nursing, and has achieved the... Read More

SAVE THE DATE! Dec 5 Holiday Luncheon


This year’s Stroke Support Association holiday luncheon will be held at the Best Western Golden Sails Hotel in Long Beach. We look forward to enjoying together a traditional holiday dinner which includes roasted turkey, sausage-sage stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasonal vegetables, green salad, rolls and iced tea. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND SAVE THE DATE! WHEN: Tuesday, December 5,... Read More

Annual Stroke Support Association Picnic


When: TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Where: MAYFAIR PARK 5720 Clark Ave, Lakewood, CA 90714 What to Bring: A DISH to share and your own DRINKS Questions: STROKE SUPPORT ASSOCIATION (562) 537-0556   Mayfair Park 5720 Clark Ave, Lakewood, CA 90714   PHOTO GALLERY – Click on thumbnail to view larger version.  

SSA Participates in Lakewood’s 2017 Senior Health Fair


Lakewood’s Senior Health Fair was held Friday, June 16 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Weingart Senior Center in Lakewood. Free screenings and health-related information were available throughout the morning. The event was free and open to the public. Health screenings included: Hearing tests Balance testing Spinal and scoliosis screenings Glucose & blood pressure testing Cholesterol screening Massage therapy... Read More

Saying Farewell to a Maverick


Stroke Support Association Board President Diane Vasquez Passes Diane Vasquez was an amazing individual. A maverick. An independent-minded person. She was a daughter, Seal Beach police officer, psychologist, teacher, attorney, wife, mother, sister, caretaker, grandmother, parishioner, friend and more. Including serving as the President of Stroke Support Association Board from 2014 until her passing early May. Diane joined the Stroke... Read More

Thank You for Years of Service to Founding Board Member Joyce Block-Miller


  As she is moving to Northern California to be closer to her sons, and after over forty years of service to the stroke survivor community, Joyce Block-Miller is retiring from the Board of Directors for the Stroke Support Association, an organization she helped to found. Joyce continued as a group facilitator through the early 2000’s. A culmination of experiences... Read More

May 16: Speaker Leo Costa Jr.


Come to the Stroke Support Association meeting to hear special guest speaker: Leo Costa Jr., stroke survivor and author of book “Three Strokes In Three Weeks Saved My Life”.  Costa will share how he was able to attain 100% recovery after his strokes.  And how he wants all stroke survivors to able to as well. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:00... Read More

May 13: 8th Annual Orange County Stroke Awareness Picnic


Please come to the 8th annual Orange County Stroke Rehab Network  Stroke Awareness Picnic. Saturday, May 13th, 2017, 11am – 2pm UC Irvine / Hewitt Hall 843 Health Sciences Road, Irvine CA 92697 Parking: Free. Lot 38 next to Hewitt Hall Presented by Dr. Steven C. Cramer’s lab at UC Irvine, Chapman University, and the Orange County Stroke Rehab Network. This event will provide a chance... Read More

March 21: End of Group Session Luncheon


In addition to our weekly support group meetings, we have other special events planned throughout the year. Included are our quarterly luncheons. For our Stroke Support Association group participants, our end of quarter session luncheon will be held at West Bistro immediately following our Long Beach stroke support group meetings. West Bistro 3900 Atlantic Avenue Long Beach CA 90807 Tuesday,... Read More