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Stroke Peer Visitor Program

What is the Peer Visitor Program?
It is a one-to-one peer visitation program offered through the American Stroke Association for stroke survivors and their families. Stroke survivors and caregivers participate in a training program to learn how to provide hope, encouragement and support to new stroke survivors and assist caregivers in finding their way through the maze of caregiving.

What is a Peer Visitor?
A peer visitor is a stroke survivor just like you. A caregiver peer visitor has given hands-on care to a stroke survivor.

What Makes a Peer Visitor Special?
A peer visitor has recovered from his or her stroke and has participated in an intensive training program. The peer visitor will lend a listening ear and share similar experiences with you.

How Do I Find a Peer Visitor?
Peer visitors are currently visiting at a number of hospitals and rehab centers in the Atlanta area.

What Can I Talk About With my Peer Visitor?

  • Grieving and loss
  • Physical and emotional changes
  • Sexuality
  • Caregiver issues
  • Family activities
  • Driving
  • Returning to work
  • Community resources 

Can I Become a Peer Visitor?
Yes, if you are a stroke survivor or stroke caregiver, a good listener, and want to help other stroke survivors and their caregivers adjust to the changes in their lives, you could be an excellent Peer Visitor. You must submit an application, and if you are selected, you’ll attend a 4-week training program. To apply and find out when the next training session begins, call Kelly Dunham at 678-312-6167. 

Download our accompanying Peer Visitor flyer for convenient access to this information.

Glancy Rehabilitation Center

Hours of Operation

Visiting Hours
Monday – Saturday, 4 - 9 p.m.
Sunday, noon - 9 p.m.

Business Office
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.