Tag Archive: stroke survivor

Running Lessons

3.11.24

Re-learning to Run After a Stroke At the tail end of 2020, I had an ischemic stroke that made it impossible to move my right leg and arm, blocked half my vision, and robbed me of the ability to speak. When I finally woke up, weeks later, all I could think was, “I should have run more when I had... Read More

SSA Presents Assistive Technology for Stroke Suvivors

10.7.19

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

Keeping Things Moving

7.29.19

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, three acute-care medical professionals from Long Beach Memorial Medical Center visited the support groups for stroke survivors and caregivers at Stroke Support Association in Long Beach to answer questions about post-stroke care. Jackie Starks, a speech therapist, Lydia Cheung, an occupational therapist, and Kenneth Barcelona, a physical therapist, arriving in work scrubs, took questions from... Read More

Long Beach Library Programs and Services Presentation

5.29.19

Please join the Stroke Support Association for a presentation by Antonia Herrera, General Librarian at the Long Beach Public Library. She oversees the Information Center for People with Disabilities and Volunteer Services and at the main library, and will be speaking about volunteer opportunities as well as programs and services that stroke survivors and their families will find useful. This... Read More