The Peer Mentor Program at Magee Rehabilitation aims to provide support to patients and families.
Through the Peer Mentor Program at Magee people who are living with a life-changing disability have the opportunity to talk with someone with a similar disability who has not only adjusted but is living a good life again. Peer mentors provide a picture of what is possible and share tips and resources that have helped them along the way.
The Peer Mentor Program at Magee consists of specially trained volunteers who have survived a spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke or amputation and have learned to cope with their disability. Peers are matched based on level or type of injury, social situations, age, gender, marital status, recreational interests, and vocational experience. There are also specialty areas for peers with experience in ostomies and wounds.
In addition to one-on-one mentors, the Peer Mentor Program also offers support in a group settings. For a complete listing of our support groups and for more information about peer mentor programs, please visit our Support Group page. The Family Peer Support Group is facilitated by specially-trained families who have experienced the disability of a loved one. They share their experiences, insights, and coping strategies with those who are new to Magee and the spinal cord injury, brain injury or stroke experience.
For more information on the Peer Mentor Program and Support Groups, please call (215) 587-3174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.