Neuroscience/Stroke Program Director at Long Beach Memorial Angie West, shared with her fellow Stroke Support Association Board members the exciting news of the mobile stroke unit now transporting stroke patients in the Long Beach area. Having the highly specialized Mobile Stroke ambulance allows the emergency care to be taken directly to stroke patients. This makes Long Beach one of the few cities on... Read More
While working at the annual Orange County Stroke Awarness Picnic, a very excited woman approached Christine and Lois at the Stroke Support Association (SSA) table. She immediately started thanking them for SSA’s participation at the picnic last year and to let us know how we helped her mom. The woman had visited the SSA booth last year and after a... Read More
Jim, a former chef, suffered a brain stem stroke that left him locked in. Less than a year later, through hard work and the help of technology, Jim walked his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. Watch Jim tell his courageous story and goals.
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
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
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
On Thursday, April 24, representatives from Stroke Support Association in Long Beach gave a presentation on stroke to the “Communications and Aging” class at Cal State University, Fullerton. This is the second consecutive year that Professor Ying-Chia Tsao, PhD, has invited Stroke Support Association to lead a class. The non-profit Stroke Support Association provides support, education, and resources to stroke survivors,... Read More