Planning department wrapping up details of Greater Chenango Cares

NORWICH Planning officials are ironing out the final details of an extensive undertaking that will bridge training opportunities for U.S. service members with the health care needs of local residents.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Chenango County Department of Planning and Development met with military personnel to discuss preparations for Greater Chenango Cares, an innovative readiness training program (IRT) that coaches service members to provide health care services during emergencies and disasters. At the same time, IRT training events all across the country provide health care services at no cost to community members in a win-win scenario.

Greater Chenango Cares will include medical, dental, optometry and veterinary services to residents of Chenango County and outlaying areas. The event is set for July 13-23 at the Norwich High School.

This will mark the first IRT exercise in the northeast.

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