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


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



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

Audio Replay: Ask the Nurse


Because of the popularity and high engagement of previous sessions, an Ask the Nurse session was held again February 16, 2022, with Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, ANVP, who is also a Stroke Support Association Board Member. If you missed it, or would like to listen to again, play the audio recording of the session below.

Meet Jasmine: Stroke survivor, nurse, mother and self-taught artist


Jasmine Jackson is a member of Stroke Support Association’s Stroke Survivor Group Several months ago, Jasmine Jackson began attending our Stroke Survivors’ Support Group via Zoom from her home in Connecticut. Jasmine retired from nursing in 2014 and then decided to pursue her love for art by teaching herself how to paint. The painting below is an example of her... Read More

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


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



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

In Memory of Jean Bowles


Stroke Support Association is sad to share the news of the passing of Jean Bergland Bowles. Jean Bowles had come to Stroke Support Association (SSA) many years ago as a loving caregiver to her eldest son John who had suffered a stroke. After John again became independent, Jean became a member of the SSA board, and served many years as... Read More