SSA News

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.

Drummer in Band at Outdoor Concert is a Stroke Survivor


Thursdays in the summer, I love going to the outdoor concerts at El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach. We bring our camp chairs, a little something for noshing, and sometimes meet up with friends. Last Thursday, the local Long Beach group Corday was playing a great mix of old rock ‘n roll with some country mixed in. What a surprise... Read More

In Memory of Lois Mosing


Lois Mosing, a long-time supporter and spokesperson of the Stroke Support Association (SSA), died September 27, 2022. She became a member of SSA in 1982 and retired from the Board of Directors in 2018. Lois was passionate about educating the community on stroke awareness. Her husband Lionel received stroke rehabilitation for over two years at St. Mary’s Hospital in Long... Read More

Why a Support Group is So Important for Recovery from Stroke


Having a stroke can be a shocking and overwhelming experience… And can bring many more questions than answers: Will I get better? Will I be able to drive again? Work again? How long does it take to recover my speech or improve my drop foot or minimize my spasticity? Will my friends accept me as I am? Why am I... Read More

Audio Replay: Ask the Nurse


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.

Ask the Nurse February 16


You are invited to join Stroke Support Association  Wednesday, February 16, 2022 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 have come up... Read More



Have you completed an advance directive, by itself or as part of a living will or trust? It’s a good idea to review your forms every few years and sometimes you may want to add details that weren’t in your original document. Using the Five Wishes Advance Directive Described as “Living Will with Heart and Soul”, the Five Wishes advance... Read More

In Memory of Jean Bowles


Stroke Support Association is sad to share the news of the passing of Jean Bergland Bowles. Jean Bowles had come to Stroke Support Association (SSA) many years ago as a loving caregiver to her eldest son John who had suffered a stroke. After John again became independent, Jean became a member of the SSA board, and served many years as... Read More