Pacific Stroke Association

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Here & Now

Here & Now Programs

The Pacific Stroke Association invites stroke survivors, caregivers, and those who work with people with brain injuries to join our ongoing programs. Programs are offered free or at low cost. Contact PSA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 650.565.8485 to learn more about programs, or ask any questions. We also welcome suggestions!

**Please also subscribe to our email newsletter to find out about future programs and classes.**

Monthly Educational Forum

June 9, 2017: "Life After Stroke: Getting Back to Work" with Angela Lucero-Perry, CBIS from Services for Brain Injury - Employment Services

  • When: Friday, June 9, 2017, 10:30am (Arrive between 10:00am and 10:30am to enjoy refreshments)
  • Location: El Camino Hospital - Mountain View, 2500 Grant Road, Ground Floor, Conference Room A (check the board for updated information)
  • Cost: Free
  • Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you plan to attend this talk.

Upcoming topics:

  • July 14: "Post-Stroke Spasticity" with Amruta Samarth, MD from Rehab One Medical Group

Weekly Programs

Aphasia Book ConnectionTM and Communication Groups - Spring Registration Has Closed 

  • Dates: May 4, 2017 - July 13, 2017 
  • Times: Time to be assigned
  • Location: Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave, Menlo Park

**Registration is FULL** Aphasia Book ConnectionTM

PSA, in partnership with the Aphasia Center of California, announces our first Book ConnectionTM class at Little House Activity Center. The class will read “Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man who Dared to See" by Robert Kurson, in both print and tape. Audiotapes will be obtained via the Talking Books library or as a digital eBook. We will discuss the book chapter by chapter, with weekly opportunities for writing provided. We will emphasize strategies for improving reading and understanding. The class fee includes a regular or large print book.

  • Cost: Early bird price by March 31st - $295; After March 31 - $345
  • *Pre-enrollment interview by Roberta J. Elman, Ph.D. required

Aphasia Communication Groups

  • Cost: Early bird price by March 31st - $250; After March 31 - $300
  • *Pre-enrollment interview by Roberta J. Elman, Ph.D. required

NOTE: Our schedule will permit participants to enroll in one or both of these classes.

For more information or to schedule a pre-enrollment interview, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 650.565.8485. The PSA Aphasia Communication Groups are made possible in part through a generous grant from the Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trusts.


 Aphasia Lunch Circle - Meets from 12:00pm-1:00pm weekly on Thursdays

  • How it works: This is a casual meet-up group open to stroke survivors with aphasia and their caregivers. Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch from the cafeteria at the Little House Activity Center. If the weather is nice, the group often meets in the central courtyard. Otherwise, please check the cafeteria. For additional information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Upcoming Dates: May 18, 25
  • There is no fee for this program.

Special Movie Screening

In honor of National Aphasia Awareness Month in June 2016, PSA was honored to host a screening of the documentary, "Speechless", which portrays the life of three stroke survivors who suffer from aphasia.

Another screening of "Speechless" took place on September 23, 2016, as part of PSA's Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Symposium

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Additionally, there are monthly post-stroke support groups offered at various locations. Please see our Support Groups page. If you prefer viewing the program schedule by month, please see our Calendar of Events.