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, their families, and the community. Weekly support groups facilitated by trained professionals provide a safe place to find understanding, friendship, and the knowledge that there is life after stroke.
Bill Frink, President of Stroke Support Association, gave a PowerPoint presentation and spoke about stroke, its prevalence, the symptoms, and how to reduce risk factors, which include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and weight.
A panel of three stroke survivors and one caregiver, all of whom regularly attend SSA’s support groups, rounded out the presentation by relating personal stories about the impact of stroke and its aftermath.
To find out more about stroke or to read about SSA’s services, check out our website and Facebook page, as well as the stories on this blog, or call the office at 562-537-0556.
If you are a stroke survivor or caregiver, please attend one of SSA’s support group meetings, which take place every Tuesday (except for in the months of April, August, and December) from 10:00-11:30 AM, at California Heights United Methodist Church, 3759 Orange Ave., Long Beach. (Caregivers meet in their own groups, which run concurrently with the stroke survivor groups.) The next session begins May 7.
–Betsy Hardiman, Executive Director
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