Long Beach Library Programs and Services Presentation

5.29.19

Please join the Stroke Support Association for a presentation by Antonia Herrera, General Librarian at the Long Beach Public Library. She oversees the Information Center for People with Disabilities and Volunteer Services and at the main library, and will be speaking about volunteer opportunities as well as programs and services that stroke survivors and their families will find useful. This... Read More

Life After Stroke: The Amazing Benefits of Becoming a Volunteer

4.27.19

According to the CDC every year more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke1.   Everyone is affected differently, and a good number of stroke survivors see improvement even years after the event. Recovery can involve several aspects of life including social, physical, and emotional. On March 12, 2019, a panel of Stroke Support Association (SSA) support group members shared their... Read More

Great Disaster Preparedness Tips Provided to SSA

2.28.19

On Tuesday, February 26, during Stroke Support Association’s free weekly support groups for stroke survivors and caregivers in the Long Beach area, Kathy Dollarhide and her husband Chief Dave Dollarhide gave a disaster preparedness presentation. Kathy is the Director of the Disaster Resource Center at Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach. Dave is the Battalion Chief of... Read More

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center’s Annual Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar

2.18.19

MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute and Comprehensive Stroke Center held its 12th Annual Women’s Heart and Stroke Seminar on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm, at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Men and women were invited to attend. Specialists shared the latest information on the recognition and treatment of cardiovascular disease and stroke, and how to... Read More

Disaster Preparedness Presentation

2.4.19

Please join us for this presentation Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. at 3759 Orange Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807 with Kathy Dollarhide RN, BSN, CEN, CEM Mass Casualty Disaster Management The presentation will be followed by our regular support groups for stroke survivors and caregivers. Workshop Description: This presentation will give information on Disaster management in... Read More

End-of-Session Groups Luncheon

11.29.18

Stroke Support Association held its End-of-Session Groups Luncheon at Black Bear Diner in Signal Hill on November 20, 2018. With a delicious lunch and lively conversation, it was a wonderful time for our stroke survivors and caregivers to socialize after the end of a 12-week session of support groups. Twenty-one folks attended, including nine stroke survivors, five caregivers, four board... Read More

Kate Adamson Presentation at SSA

11.8.18

“When we share our stories, we share ourselves, we share our encouragement, and we create miracles.” –Kate Adamson, speaker on October 23, 2018 at Stroke Support Association in Long Beach On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Kate Adamson, MSW, a stroke survivor, author, speaker, and advocate for the disabled, gave a presentation titled “Beyond Your Support Group: Finding Help and Resources” to... Read More