Special Events

What to ask your doctor about your stroke

6.17.22

In addition to heading up the Stroke/Neuroscience Unit at Long Beach Medical Center, Angie West is a support group facilitator and board member for Stroke Support Association.  In our support groups, we sometimes hear from a stroke survivor that they don’t know much about the stroke they had. In the midst of crisis, while in the hospital, you may not... Read More

Senior Health & Information Fair – June 17

6.3.22

Free screenings and Health-related Information For glucose, bone density, grip strength, body fat analysis, pre-diabetes risk, thyroid screening, and posture analysis. Location: WEINGART SENIOR CENTER Friday, June 17, 2022, 10 am – Noon 5220 Oliva Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90712 Lunch will be served. Reservations are required by Thursday, June 16. Call (562)630-6210. Stroke Support Association will have its own table with hand-outs... Read More

Caregiver Resources to Help Access Your Inner Wisdom

3.23.22

On March 16, Tsgoyna Tanzman, MA/CCC, speech-language pathologist, life coach, and author of Hope After Stroke for Caregivers and Survivors: The Holistic Guide to Getting Your Life Back, hosted a presentation via Zoom for Stroke Support Association’s caregiver group.  Tsgoyna focused on several  resources that can help make the caregiving role less stressful and more positive, including Breathwork, Cognitive Behavioral... Read More

CAREGIVER Q&A

3.3.22

Tsgoyna Tanzman, MA/CCC, author of HOPE AFTER STROKE for Caregivers and Stroke Survivors, will answer your questions and concerns that come with the caregiving role. “Simply put, you as the caregiver need to take care of yourself first, if you hope to care for your loved one with any degree of efficiency, competency, and sustainability.”   – Tsgoyna Tanzman Please join... Read More

Audio Replay: Ask the Nurse

2.17.22

Because of the popularity and high engagement of previous sessions, an Ask the Nurse session was held again February 16, 2022, with Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, ANVP, who is also a Stroke Support Association Board Member. If you missed it, or would like to listen to again, play the audio recording of the session below.

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