Special Events

First Stroke Survivors Beach Walk


Stroke Support Association caregiver member Dorothea shared photos from the first 3rd Saturday of the Month Stroke Survivors Beach Walk.  The inaugural walk was kicked off February 17, 2024,  after a last-minute cancellation in January due to a torrential downpour. For safety, the monthly walks will be cancelled if it rains. Everybody is invited to participate. Twenty stroke survivors and... Read More

2023 Holiday Luncheon


Stroke Support Association’s annual holiday luncheon was held December 05 at Best Western Golden Sails Hotel in Long Beach.

Please Join Us at our 2023 Annual Holiday Luncheon


WHEN: Tuesday, December 05, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM WHERE: Golden Sails Hotel Best Western6285 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach CA 90803 COST: $40 per personSpecial Needs Fund available upon prior confidential request at time of RSVP for current members. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 24 Register below, and pay online. Payments will be processed securely through SSA’s PayPal account, but... Read More

The Unexpected Mental Health Fallout After a Stroke


An online presentation by Angie Read, stroke survivor and author.   WHEN: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 10:00-10:55 AM Pacific Time (geared to stroke survivors) and at 11:00-11:55 AM (geared to caregivers) You survived a stroke, but now you’re dealing with the painful uncertainty, anxiety, and depression left in its wake. You’re ready to take control and take back your... Read More

Ask the Experts


A Q&A Session for Stroke Related Concerns Wednesday, October 11, 2023 via Zoom 10:00-11:00 AM. Stroke Survivors, 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 info@strokesupportassoc.org to receive the meeting link. MEET THE PANEL Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, ANVP, the... Read More



We will be holding our annual picnic at Mae Boyer Park in Lakewood on: Tuesday, August 8 from 11:00 AM-1:30 PM. Location:  6701 Del Amo Blvd, Lakewood, CA 90713 Directions: Click HERE for directions. Lunch will be a potluck – please bring a dish to share.  SSA will provide a few main dishes, water, and supplies. We will have a... Read More

Aging and Best Practices in Maintaining Maximum Function Post-Stroke


Dr. Nancy Gibbs, a retired Kaiser Geriatrician and Palliative Care physician, as well as a stroke survivor herself, will cover these topics: Spasticity Aging and Stroke Maintaining Maximum Function Anything else you wish to address WHEN: A presentation on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 from 10:00-10:45 AM followed by regular support groups WHERE: California Heights United Methodist Church 3759 Orange Ave... 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.

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