Stroke Support Association Class at CSUF

5.2.13

On Thursday, April 24, representatives from Stroke Support Association in Long Beach gave a presentation on stroke to the “Communications and Aging” class at Cal State University, Fullerton. This is the second consecutive year that Professor Ying-Chia Tsao, PhD, has invited Stroke Support Association to lead a class. The non-profit Stroke Support Association provides support, education, and resources to stroke survivors,... Read More

Life After Stroke: Barbara Wilder

4.8.13

The National Stroke Association presented its Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence [RAISE] Awards on October 19, 2012, in Denver, Colorado. Barbara Wilder, a stroke survivor from the Stroke Support Association in Long Beach, was presented the Most Impactful award. This award honors an individual who demonstrates improved patient and stroke community outcomes. Mrs. Wilder is a 14-year stroke survivor and ambassador... Read More

Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation

2.27.13

In November of 2012, the Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation (JSGF) awarded the Stroke Support Association a $10,000 grant. We at SSA are deeply grateful. A long-time resident of Long Beach, Josephine S. Gumbiner was a social worker and clinical therapist who held positions at Family Service of Long Beach, the Los Angeles County Department of Adoptions, and United Way, among... Read More

Introducing Our New Executive Director

1.21.13

Betsy Hardiman became the new Executive Director of the Stroke Support Association on January 10th of this year. Her previous experience includes working as the office administrator for Pacific Unitarian Church in Rancho Palos Verdes and as a product development coordinator for Teleflora, Inc., in West LA. Before that, while living in New York City, she was a copyeditor/proofreader at... Read More

Jazz to Benefit SSA

1.21.13

Alvin Hayes, Jr., a renowned American jazz saxophonist and flutist who has made chart-topping albums, will be performing this spring to help raise funds for the Stroke Support Association in Long Beach. Playing his signature saxophone, Alvin will lead a concert consisting of a quintet (drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, and sax) and a vocalist. The Benefit Concert will be held... Read More