How to Talk to Children When Their Loved One Has Had a Stroke


A stroke is often a life-changing event. Although residual effects vary from person to person, all stroke survivors and their caregivers must find a way to adapt to their new normal. In addition to new therapies, home adaptations, and lifestyle changes, stroke survivors and their support systems also have to figure out how to inform their loved ones of what... Read More



Come to the local community resource Friday, June 16, 10AM – Noon! SENIOR HEALTH & INFORMATION FAIR at the Weingart Senior Center in Lakewood, CA Free health screenings and information table. Please visit the Stroke Support Association table to get information on stroke and related medical conditions.

A Member of our Stroke Survivor Support Group Shares His Story with a Podcaster


One of our regular members, Jireh, from our Zoom stroke survivor support group, shared a podcast wherein he was interviewed on the topic of being a parent while having a chronic illness. Jireh has Fabry Disease, an inherited rare condition. Fabry Disease is progressive and can cause many issues throughout the body. One of these is increased risk of strokes. Jireh... Read More

What Kind of Stroke Did You Have?


When you find yourself in the hospital for a stroke, things happen FAST, as they say. “Time is Brain” and the healthcare team acts accordingly. The flurry of scans and tests and assessments can feel overwhelming and scary to the new stroke patient. This environment makes it hard to absorb information, which is why it’s common for people to be... Read More

14th Annual Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar


The MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute and Comprehensive Stroke Center at Long Beach Medical Center are hosting their 14th Annual Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar on Saturday, February 25 from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm. We welcome both men and women to attend. At the seminar, you’ll learn how to manage risk factors for heart disease and stroke including: High... Read More

In Memory of Lois Mosing


Lois Mosing, a long-time supporter and spokesperson of the Stroke Support Association (SSA), died September 27, 2022. She became a member of SSA in 1982 and retired from the Board of Directors in 2018. Lois was passionate about educating the community on stroke awareness. Her husband Lionel received stroke rehabilitation for over two years at St. Mary’s Hospital in Long... Read More

Free Presentation: Independence at Home


You are invited to attend a free presentation hosted by Stroke Support Association on Independence at Home (IAH), a community-based service for people aged 55+ and/or their caregivers in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties. Their programs are designed to connect older adults and their caregivers to no-cost healthcare services, such as Zoom meetings on diet and exercise, classes, assistance... Read More



  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