Special Events

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

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

Aging and Stroke: A Presentation by Dr. Nancy Gibbs

9.29.21

On Tuesday, September 14, during Stroke Support Association’s regular support groups for stroke survivors and caregivers, Dr. Nancy Gibbs gave a presentation titled “Aging and Stroke.” Her Story Dr. Gibbs, who is a retired Kaiser Geriatrician and Palliative Care physician, had a stroke herself in June of 2019. “Stroke is a life-changing event that happens in a moment,” said Dr. Gibbs.... Read More

Aging and Stroke

9.8.21

Please attend a free presentation being held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 10:00-10:30 AM, followed by regular support groups at California Heights United Methodist Church 3759 Orange Ave (at Bixby), Long Beach, CA. Caregivers and family members are welcome to attend. Stroke survivors face special challenges when it comes to aging. Dr. Nancy Gibbs, a retired Kaiser Geriatrician and Palliative... Read More

SSA’s Annual Picnic: Food, Fun, and Fellowship

8.16.21

Stroke Support Association held its annual picnic on August 10, 2021 at Mae Bower Park in Lakewood, CA. About 25 stroke survivors, caregivers, and facilitators from SSA’s support groups joined the potluck picnic, which featured a variety of delicious dishes and desserts. Alvin Hayes, Jr., a professional musician, stroke survivor, and SSA Board member entertained us with a live performance... Read More

Stroke Support Association’s Annual Picnic

7.9.21

You are cordially invited to attend The Stroke Support Association’s Annual Picnic When: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM– 1:30 PM Where: Mae Boyer Park (North Entrance) 4903 Stevely, Lakewood, CA 90713 Please bring: A dish to share & your own drinks RSVP: info@strokesupportassoc.org with number of people in your party Hope to see you ALL there! Click link... Read More

STEADI When You Fall

6.8.21

STEADI When You Fall A ZOOM Presentation During our regular Stroke Survivors’ Meeting Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 10:00-10:30 AM. Caregivers and family members are welcome to attend.   According to The Journal of Physical Therapy Science from PubMed Central, falling is one of the most common complications of stroke patients… and can lead to reduction of independence of activities... Read More

Preparing Ahead: Advance Directives for You and Your Loved Ones

5.8.21

May 11 and May 18, 202110:00-10:30 AM during the first half of the Survivors’ MeetingCaregivers welcome to attend Gretchen Phillips, SSA support group facilitator and retired medical social worker, will give a two-part presentation during the first portion of our stroke survivor support group on May 11 and May 18. Caregivers are welcome to attend the presentation portion of these... Read More

Zoom Presentation: Stroke and Aphasia

3.12.21

During the regular Stroke Support Association meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM, we are pleased to have a guest presentation. Stroke and Aphasia: Tips for Communication Robin Roope, the Clinical Speech Therapy Lead at Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center, will cover the following topics: Strategies to enhance communication with a person with aphasia Techniques for the... Read More