SSA’s Annual Picnic a Treat for All


Stroke Support Association held its annual potluck picnic on August 6 at Mae Bower Park in Lakewood, CA. About 25 stroke survivors, family members, caregivers, facilitators, and guests gathered at an outdoor space populated by several picnic tables centered on an expanse of green grass and overlooking the park’s playground. The weather was perfect, neither too hot nor too breezy.

SSA End of Session Lunch at Domenico’s


On Tuesday, July 30, Stroke Support Association’s group members enjoyed lunch at Domenico’s Belmont Shore, Long Beach’s oldest restaurant. Following the final meeting of SSA’s 12-week session of support groups, about 25 people met at the cozy restaurant to enjoy one another’s company, as well as delicious Italian dishes, pizza, salads, and garlic bread. Domenico’s will be donating back 25%... Read More

Keeping Things Moving


On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, three acute-care medical professionals from Long Beach Memorial Medical Center visited the support groups for stroke survivors and caregivers at Stroke Support Association in Long Beach to answer questions about post-stroke care. Jackie Starks, a speech therapist, Lydia Cheung, an occupational therapist, and Kenneth Barcelona, a physical therapist, arriving in work scrubs, took questions from... Read More

Stroke Support Association’s 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 6, 2019 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM Mae Boyer Park (North... Read More

Stroke Support Association Fundraiser at Domenico’s July 30th


Help Stroke Support Association raise money and enjoy the delicious food of Domenico’s in Belmont Shore. For over 64 years, Domenico’s has been Long Beach’s go-to Italian restaurant and will donate 25% of the total sales generated by our group to SSA! Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Time: 11:30 AM to 10 PM Location: Domenico’s Italian Restaurant 5339 E. Second... Read More

Stroke Support Association at 2019 Weingart Senior Fair


Board Members Gretchen Phillips and Diana Wagner represented Stroke Support Association at this year’s annual senior health and information fair held at the Weingart Senior Center in Lakewood. They were able to share information about SSA’s free services to support stroke survivors and their family caregivers.  

Long Beach Library Programs and Services Presentation


Please join the Stroke Support Association for a presentation by Antonia Herrera, General Librarian at the Long Beach Public Library. She oversees the Information Center for People with Disabilities and Volunteer Services and at the main library, and will be speaking about volunteer opportunities as well as programs and services that stroke survivors and their families will find useful. This... Read More

Life After Stroke: The Amazing Benefits of Becoming a Volunteer


According to the CDC every year more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke1.   Everyone is affected differently, and a good number of stroke survivors see improvement even years after the event. Recovery can involve several aspects of life including social, physical, and emotional. On March 12, 2019, a panel of Stroke Support Association (SSA) support group members shared their... Read More