Special Events

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

Self-Care for the Caregiver

11.19.20

A Virtual Presentationby Tsgoyna Tanzman, MA/CCC Saturday, December 5, 202010:00-11:00 AM Caregivers, get a sneak peek and practice at using some of the tools in the soon-to-be published Hope After Stroke: The Caregiver’s 12 Week Essential Guide & Workbook. Learn how to… Widen your lens of resourcefulness Put self-care into caregiving—move from caregiver to care partner Use the Journal Page to tune into... Read More

SSA Virtual Holiday Party

11.13.20

No, we can’t have our usual in-person Holiday Party this year, says the Grinch! BUT, let’s improvise! We can still celebrate together! ZOOM INTO THE SSA HOLIDAY PARTY! Tuesday, December 8, 202010:00 AM – 11:30 AM via Zoom. Both groups together. Attire: Festive (optional) Please RSVP by December 1, 2020 All those who sign up and live in the Long... Read More

Reduce Your Risks of Falls After Stroke

3.10.20

A Presentation Given to Stroke Support Association On two consecutive Tuesdays (February 25 and March 3, 2020), Gretchen Phillips, a support group facilitator, teacher of Matter of Balance at Leisure World, and retired social worker, gave a two-part presentation on reducing falls after stroke to the members of Stroke Support Association (SSA) in Long Beach. Michelle Chung, a physical therapist... Read More

POSTPONED: Game Therapy System: Improving Quality of Life through Entertainment and Activity

3.9.20

  Stroke Support Association presents games and activities designed for adults with cognitive impairment or developmental disabilities as a result of stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or ALS. Learn about a newly released, patented non-electric activity system that may be helpful to you or someone you know. This system provides engagement and interaction and promotes positive emotions and use of cognitive... Read More

Two-part Presentation: Reduce your Risks of Falls after Stroke

2.21.20

Stroke survivors are at high risk of falls due to loss of control over an affected arm or leg, compromised balance, and cognitive impairment. According to the American Stroke Association, “…up to 73% of stroke survivors experience a fall in the first six months after discharge home,” and the threat can remain long afterward. Physical therapy is crucial, but so... Read More