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

Community Resources for Survivors of Stroke

4.19.21

Caring for stroke survivors’ needs is a big, often full-time job. Therefore, it is essential that caregivers also take the time to prioritize their personal needs and care for themselves. Taking much-needed breaks and reaching out for help and support is critical for caregivers’ well-being when looking after a stroke survivor. Community resources, such as respite care, support groups for... Read More

Stroke, Aphasia, and Apraxia of Speech: Tips for Communication

3.28.21

On March 16, 2021, Robin Roope, the Clinical Speech Therapy Lead at Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center, gave a presentation titled “Stroke, Aphasia, and Apraxia: Tips for Communication” via Zoom to the stroke survivors and caregivers who attend our support groups. Robin began her presentation with a definition of aphasia. “Aphasia is when the language center of our brain... Read More