SSA News

Thank You for Years of Service to Founding Board Member Joyce Block-Miller


  As she is moving to Northern California to be closer to her sons, and after over forty years of service to the stroke survivor community, Joyce Block-Miller is retiring from the Board of Directors for the Stroke Support Association, an organization she helped to found. Joyce continued as a group facilitator through the early 2000’s. A culmination of experiences... Read More

Cal State LA Seeking Participants for Hand Rehabilitation Study


The Stroke Support Association has been approached by Oscar Ledezma, a graduate student at California State University at Los Angeles. Ledezma is conducting research on hand rehabilitation using our Recovery Glove Device, which is a sensor glove rehabilitation tool designed to help individuals regain lost hand function after an injury. The device senses the finger and thumb movements used in occupational... Read More

Award Winning “You See Me” Stroke Documentary Screening at LB Indie


The Stroke Support Association is pleased to announce the screening of Linda J. Brown’s documentary, “You See Me” at the Long Beach International Indie Film Festival. Linda’s film centers on her father’s devastating stroke; chronicling not only the devastating impact stroke had on her father’s life, but how even after he passed, how their family dynamics continued to shift and... Read More

Visit SSA at Weingart Senior Fair, June 17


Representatives from the Stroke Support Asssociation, including Executive Director Suzanne Brodsly, will be present at the Senior Health Fair, Friday, June 17, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.  Please visit our table to learn about how our weekly support groups and other services may help stroke survivors and caretakers recover after the effects of a stroke. Lakewood’s Senior Health Fair... Read More

Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar


Learn more about what the Stroke Support Association offers – visit our table at the 9th Annual Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar. When: Saturday, February 27, 2016 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Where: Long Beach Memorial Houssels Forum 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach CA 90806 Cost: $25 / $20 each when two or more register together (breakfast and lunch provided)... Read More

Farewell to Mary Buck


The Stroke Support Association (SSA) is saddened by the passing on a longtime Board of Director member, Mary Helen Buck.  Among the many things Mary did to support SSA, she headed up the SSA hospital visitor program with Memorial Hospital. Born June 30, 1928. Mary had a full life including her marriage to Jim, her career as a physical therapist,... Read More

New SSA Board President Diane Vasquez


The Stroke Support Association, serving the Long Beach area, is pleased to welcome Diane Vasquez as the new Board President. Diane has spent 9 years as police officer in Seal Beach. After a medical retirement, she attended Cal State Fullerton and received a BS in Human Services, Counseling Psychology. She became a full time substitute teacher for Paramount High School,... Read More

Stroke Advocacy-Action Alert


Possible Changes in Post-Rehab Benefits for Stroke Survivors on Medicare In less than two weeks, stroke survivors who depend on Medicare will face a new challenge in their post stroke recovery. If Congress does not act by March 31, these survivors will be restricted to $1,920 worth of outpatient therapy services per year. Now is the time for you to... Read More

Risk Factor for Stroke: High Blood Pressure


May is National Stroke Awareness Month. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a leading risk factor for stroke. Nearly 60 million Americans have high blood pressure, and almost a third of those don’t know they have it. Have your blood pressure checked at least once a year—more often if you have a history of high blood pressure, have had... Read More