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Somerby hosts The Eden Project: Veterans work together to 'engage, encourage and empower'


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jul. 01, 2017 - 7:36 AM

Somerby Peachtree City is welcoming The Eden Project to host their monthly meetings in the Independent Building.

The Eden Project is a nonprofit organization that helps veterans needing couples’ counseling by discussing the tools necessary to reintegrate and reconnect with one another after returning from tour.  

According to the group’s website, The Eden Project  is “an all-volunteer Fayette county 501(c)3, veteran run - veteran organization.” The Project operates in Fayette and Coweta counties and serves veterans by “helping veterans and partnering with other service organizations.” The Eden Project focuses on the “3 Es : Engaging, Encouraging, and Empowering the warrior and his or her support system to promote and sustain the reintegration process.”

Somerby Senior Living in Peachtree City is home for more than 30 veterans, and the married veterans of 40 years and more will share their experiences and later mentor The Eden Project couples. This project allows for veteran seniors and couples to communicate and share their experiences.

Executive Director of the Eden Project Brenn Spriggs explained the sessions are conducted in “more of a group setting.” The couples will meet with the senior veterans and open the conversation with questions formated like the card game Uno. “Everyone has the opportunity to ask and answer questions,” said Spriggs. “The questions are simple but very powerful. The environment here is very welcoming and loving, so no one should be worried that their answer will be wrong.”

The monthly meetings will be held every second and fourth Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at 300 Rockaway Road in Peachtree City. For more information, contact Bren Spriggs at 678-632-5383. Additional information about The Eden Project is also available at www.eden-project.com