Meet Jasmine: Stroke survivor, nurse, mother and self-taught artist

2.4.22

Jasmine Jackson is a member of Stroke Support Association’s Stroke Survivor Group Several months ago, Jasmine Jackson began attending our Stroke Survivors’ Support Group via Zoom from her home in Connecticut. Jasmine retired from nursing in 2014 and then decided to pursue her love for art by teaching herself how to paint. The painting below is an example of her... Read More

Meet Edel Delgado Member of our Stroke Survivor Group

1.24.22

Edel Delgado, who had his stroke on August 11, 2018, has been attending our stroke survivors’ support group via Zoom from his home in Las Vegas for more than a year. In group, he is a strong and lovely presence, and when he feels sad or disappointed—or the struggles of recovery from stroke seem overwhelming—he allows himself to cry, which paves... Read More

Ask the Nurse February 16

1.17.22

You are invited to join Stroke Support Association  Wednesday, February 16, 2022 via Zoom at 10:00-11:30 AM PT. Stroke Support Association will be hosting a Q&A with SSA Board member and Program Director of Neuroscience/Stroke at Long Beach Medical Center Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, ANVP. West will answer your stroke-related medical questions, such as the following topics that have come up... Read More

AN INTRODUCTION OF FIVE WISHES FOR ADVANCE DIRECTIVE

1.7.22

Have you completed an advance directive, by itself or as part of a living will or trust? It’s a good idea to review your forms every few years and sometimes you may want to add details that weren’t in your original document. Using the Five Wishes Advance Directive Described as “Living Will with Heart and Soul”, the Five Wishes advance... Read More

In Memory of Jean Bowles

12.3.21

Stroke Support Association is sad to share the news of the passing of Jean Bergland Bowles. Jean Bowles had come to Stroke Support Association (SSA) many years ago as a loving caregiver to her eldest son John who had suffered a stroke. After John again became independent, Jean became a member of the SSA board, and served many years as... Read More

End-of-Session Luncheon

11.10.21

Our end-of-session luncheon after the in-person groups is on Tuesday, November 23 at the Black Bear Diner in Signal Hill.  (Interesting fact: “Signal Hill is a city in Los Angeles County, California. Located high on a hill, the city is an enclave completely surrounded by the city of Long Beach.”) There are directions to Black Bear Diner included with the flyer.... Read More

In Memoriam: Dr. Ruth Hayes

10.21.21

  Dr. Ruth Hayes, Member of SSA’s Caregiver Support Group and Board of Directors   Dr. Ruth, as we at Stroke Support Association (SSA) affectionately called her, passed away on July 2, 2021. She had a rich life and an exceptional career, punctuated by a spate of volunteer positions. She was also a great friend and supporter of Stroke Support... Read More

Ask the Nurse October 27

10.14.21

You are invited to join Stroke Support Association  Wednesday, October 27, 2021 via Zoom at 10:00-11:30 AM PT. Stroke Support Association will be hosting a Q&A with SSA Board member and Program Director of Neuroscience/Stroke at Long Beach Medical Center Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, ANVP. West will answer your stroke-related medical questions, such as the following topics that... Read More

Meet Roz Levine, Caregiver

10.11.21

Roz Levine, a retired school counselor, is the wife of a stroke survivor who had his first of three strokes three-and-a-half years ago. His strokes have impacted his balance, and consequent falls have required visits to the emergency room. Roz is her husband’s primary caregiver. “Caregiving is a challenge,” Roz said, “one that requires compassion, courage, and patience for both... Read More