Veteran’s Affairs and the County of Cape May are welcoming the media and the community to the VA Veteran Health Fair and Open House at the Cape May County Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), located inside of the County Commons Complex, 3801 Route 9 South, Suite 2 Rio Grande, NJ 08242.
The event will take place on May 11. There will be tours of the facility at noon on a first come, first serve basis, followed by a short program beginning at 1 P.M., for members of the media interested in attending. Speakers will include Cape May County Commissioner Director Gerald M. Thornton, Cape May County Commissioner Jeffrey Pierson, the VA Wilmington Director Vincent Kane, and Nurse Manager of the Cape May County CBOC Kelly Craig.
The clinic originally opened on December 8, 2020, but due to COVID-19, there was never a chance to safely commemorate the occasion. The clinic’s new location provided expanded size and services, and was more centrally located in the county. It was a decades-long project that Thornton worked on with former Congressman Frank LoBiondo, who ultimately was successful in getting the project started before he retired.
There will also be COVID vaccinations on-site beginning at 10 a.m. and then at noon there will be a VFW Day of Service and Health Fair for the public.