A Question & Answer session for your stroke-related concerns Featuring Dr. Nima Ramezan-Arab Wednesday, February 1, 2023 via Zoom, 10:00-10:30 AM Pacific Time during the first half of the Stroke Survivors’ Meeting. Caregivers and the public are welcome to attend. A Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before. If not already on our Zoom list, please email... Read More

Why a Support Group is So Important for Recovery from Stroke


Having a stroke can be a shocking and overwhelming experience… And can bring many more questions than answers: Will I get better? Will I be able to drive again? Work again? How long does it take to recover my speech or improve my drop foot or minimize my spasticity? Will my friends accept me as I am? Why am I... Read More

Seeking Study Volunteer for Arm Weakness Therapy Resulting from Stroke


Have you experienced arm weakness from a recent stroke? The Cramer Lab at UCLA is looking to recruit individuals experiencing moderate-severe arm weakness after a stroke in the last 30 days. Their mission is to reduce disability after stroke. The therapy of videogame-based arm motor therapy will be completed in your own home, and will be designed with your specific... Read More

Please Join Us at our 2022 Annual Holiday Luncheon


WHEN: Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM WHERE: Golden Sails Hotel Best Western6285 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach CA 90803 COST: $30 per personSpecial Needs Fund available upon prior confidential request at time of RSVP for current members. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 1 Register below, and pay online. Payments will be processed securely through SSA’s PayPal account, but... Read More

Study to Improve Walking after Stroke


The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine is 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. If you are an adult stroke survivor, are able to walk (with or without an assistive device) more than 30 feet without help,... Read More



ASK THE EXPERTS: A Q&A Session for Stroke Related Concerns Wednesday, October 5, 2022 via Zoom10:00-11:00 AM Caregivers and the public are welcome to attend. A Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before. If not already on our Zoom list, please email to receive the meeting link. MEET THE PANEL Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, ANVP, the Program... Read More

Stroke Support Association Annual Picnic


Please join us at Mae Boyer Park in Lakewood, CA for Stroke Support Association’s Annual Picnic on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Have a terrific time with fellow SSA members, family and caregivers – eating, sharing stories, and enjoying each other’s company. TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2022 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM Mae Boyer Park (North... Read More

What to Ask Your Doctor About Your Stroke.


In addition to heading up the Stroke/Neuroscience Program at Long Beach Medical Center, Angie is a support group facilitator for Stroke Support Association. On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, ANVP, the Program Director of Neuroscience/Stroke at Long Beach Medical Center and an SSA support group facilitator, gave a presentation titled “What to Ask Your Doctor... Read More