Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar

2.1.16

Learn more about what the Stroke Support Association offers – visit our table at the 9th Annual Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar. When: Saturday, February 27, 2016 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Where: Long Beach Memorial Houssels Forum 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach CA 90806 Cost: $25 / $20 each when two or more register together (breakfast and lunch provided)... Read More

Farewell to Mary Buck

10.30.15

The Stroke Support Association (SSA) is saddened by the passing on a longtime Board of Director member, Mary Helen Buck.  Among the many things Mary did to support SSA, she headed up the SSA hospital visitor program with Memorial Hospital. Born June 30, 1928. Mary had a full life including her marriage to Jim, her career as a physical therapist,... Read More

Act F.A.S.T.

5.21.15

Show someone you care….Learn the signs and symptoms of stroke    

One Person’s Story

11.29.14

I was a skeptic on the topic of support groups. I knew people who attended such meetings but always felt I was strong enough and independent enough to go it alone; and, in fact, for the first approximately 6 months following my husband’s stroke in early February of this year, that is what I did. I had some help from... Read More

The Night That Lasted 16 Years

11.29.14

“Lois,” I heard faintly, as I was roused from my cozy sleep, “I think I’m having a stroke.” Lionel, my then 51-year-old husband was standing at the foot of our double bed. It wasn’t at all unusual for him to be up at 4:35 AM as he was habitually a nocturnal person. Before he eerily melted in front of me,... Read More

Stroke Support Association’s Annual Holiday Luncheon

10.27.14

            The Holidays Are Best When Spent With Friends! Date:        Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Time:       11:30 am – 1:30 pm Where:     Monte Verde Park 4626 Shadeway, Lakewood, CA 90713 Between Palo Verde and Studebaker and Del Amo and Arbor Road Price: $15 per person Food:       A traditional holiday lunch consisting of delicious turkey and ham... Read More

New SSA Board President Diane Vasquez

6.10.14

The Stroke Support Association, serving the Long Beach area, is pleased to welcome Diane Vasquez as the new Board President. Diane has spent 9 years as police officer in Seal Beach. After a medical retirement, she attended Cal State Fullerton and received a BS in Human Services, Counseling Psychology. She became a full time substitute teacher for Paramount High School,... Read More

Visit the Stroke Support Association Table

5.23.14

Please come visit the Stroke Support Association table at the STROKE SUPPORT AWARENESS PICNIC 2014: Living Well After Stroke.  Learn about the services we provide to stroke survivors, their family and caregivers for the Long Beach area. WHEN: Saturday, May 31, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WHERE: UC Irvine’s Hewitt Hall WHAT: Discussion, interaction, fun and food PARKING: Free... Read More

How to Recognize Stroke Symtoms FAST

5.14.14

Face Drooping:      Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop or is it      numb? Arm Weakness:      Ask the person to raise both arms. Is one arm weak or numb? Does one arm drift      downward? Speech Difficulty:      Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “the sky is blue.” Is the... Read More