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STROKE CENTER Testimonials
Nanjoo Park
"I love the staff and what they do. If it wasn’t for the Stroke Center, there would be nowhere else to go."

Maryette Alexander
"It has encouraged me to be more independent. I'd like to give a special shout-out to Dr. Paul and his crew who have been so diligent helping me. Volleyball has my heart and I will continue to come. I’m grateful for the staff and all they do."

Eric Watson
"I come here every day because I have friends here now. It has helped me walk better."

Dr. Paul Penoliar
"The clients at the Stroke Center work so hard to achieve the collaborative goals with OT. I feel fortunate to be able to provide them opportunities to regain the use of their arms, hands, legs, and minds to engage in those ordinary activities that have great value, meaning, and provide them a great sense of independence."

Cecilia and Hector Salazar
"The Stroke Center is a blessing. It's so nice to see Hector walk again and begin to move his arm. Speech class builds his confidence and helps him make new friends. As a caregiver, I feel supported and I get advice from others."

Dorothy and Romeo Laurel
"We've been attending since December of 2013, and Romeo doesn’t want to miss a day coming to the Stroke Center. He enjoys being with friends and participating in activities like volleyball and chair exercise."

Ronnie King
"This place is beautiful. No one should have anything bad to say about it. If you want to get better this is the place to do it." div>

Charlie Mae McCord and Elijah Brumfield, Jr.
"The center is a place of resource and education for those who suffered a stroke. The staff members at the center empower the stroke survivors and their caregivers by providing them with instruction on wellness, motivation, and encouragement in their challenges to improve themselves in their current situation. We at the center are family, moving forward together and sharing in each other’s successes."


Stroke Center

Joseph B. Jr. and Mary Anne O’Neal Stroke Center
Contact Information
Melody Carter, Social Services Coordinator, (310) 952-1782 x1478,
Stroke Center Direct Line: (310) 952-1763
Stroke Center Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Physical Address: 801 E Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745

CPRS Award of Excellence On March 16, 2018, the Joseph B. Jr. and Mary Anne O'Neal Stroke Center was recognized by the California Park and Recreation Society with the "Award of Excellence".
It is a statewide award given annually at the CPRS Conference. Our award falls under the category "Creating Community" with the emphasis of "Serving the Underserved". Our efforts here at the Stroke Center met the CPRS's "C.R.E.A.M" principle, which stands for: Challenge, Resourcefulness, Execution, Accomplishment, and Mission. Award recipients receive statewide recognition at the CPRS Conference & Expo, including being listed in the Best of the Best booklet and showcase. We worked hard to earn this award, and we are proud to serve the underserved in a very unique fashion every day. The Stroke Center puts Carson on the map, it makes Carson unique, and now it is earning us statewide recognition.
The mission of the Joseph B. Jr. and Mary Anne O’Neal Stroke Center is to serve the needs of people living with the effects of stroke, and to provide support for their families. This facility features rehabilitative fitness equipment, and offers a variety of activities including group exercise, numerous therapies, support groups, social activities, and more. The only requirement is that stroke survivors are at least 6 months post-stroke.

Fitness Center

The Stroke Center is open for your physical and rehabilitative fitness needs! We are open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. An application must be on file to participate. Once your application has been accepted, you gain access to our center, exercise tools and equipment, and available staff.

Chair Exercise

This group exercise class focuses on the upper and lower limbs. Group exercise activities provide the stroke survivor with light recreational activities to supplement the ongoing rehabilitative process. Come join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to exercise with some friends. Come get in the game every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.

Chair Volleyball

Chair Volleyball is back by popular demand! This group activity is seated and utilizes a large beach ball to encourage some friendly competition. This activity leads to improved motor skills, coordination, and verbal communication.

Chair Yoga

Survivors can benefit from this modified yoga class every Monday at 11:30 a.m. It is a great form of yoga for beginners or anyone who wants to focus on a gentle practice. Chair yoga increases flexibility, strength and body awareness.

Occupational Therapy ***we are NOT intaking new patients at this time***

Occupational therapy is available by appointment only, to stroke survivors who wish to improve their ability to perform daily tasks and successfully execute meaningful and purposeful activities across the lifespan. Stroke survivors meet one-on-one with a Licensed Occupational Therapist for 60-minute sessions.

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City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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