Special Events

Reduce Your Risks of Falls After Stroke


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


  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


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

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center’s Annual Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar


The Memorial Care Heart & Vascular Institute and Comprehensive Stroke Center at Long Beach Medical Center are hosting their 13th Annual Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar: Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90806 Registration: $25.00 At the seminar, you’ll learn how to manage risk factors for heart disease... Read More

SSA Presents Tracy Markley – Stroke Recovery & Exercise


The length and quality of physical therapy following a stroke can be limited by insurance coverage. The end of insurance-covered PT can leave many feeling lost or giving up. However, in most cases, education and understanding why specific exercises are needed can further recovery indefinitely. Speaker Tracy Markley, Fitness Specialist, Stroke and Exercise Expert, and Author, will talk about how... Read More

Assistive Technology for Stroke Survivors


Presentation by Disabled Resources On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, Samantha Mam, Assistive Technology Specialist, Webmaster, and Office Manager at Disabled Resources Center, Inc. (DRC) in Long Beach, gave a presentation to the members of Stroke Support Association (SSA) on the various forms of assistive technologies available to borrow from DRC’s Device Lending Library. Mugi Miyazaki, also from DRC’s Assistive Technology... Read More

Stroke Support Association Annual Holiday Luncheon 2019


The Holidays are Best When Good Friends Get Together! Join us at Stroke Support Association’s Annual Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Golden Sails Hotel Best Western 6285 Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach, CA 90803 $25 per person Please RSVP by November 26th to Betsy Hardiman 562-537-0556 or info@strokesupportassoc.org Click here for ... Read More

SSA Presents Assistive Technology for Stroke Suvivors


Join Stroke Support Association for a presentation on Assistive Technology for Stroke Survivors on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Our speaker will be Samantha Mann, Assistive Technology Specialist and Webmaster of Disabled Resources Center (DRC) in Long Beach. Samantha will talk about different forms of assistive technology available to rent from their Device Lending Library, which includes wheel chairs and walkers,... Read More

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