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Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training (BLAST)
Juanita Allen Kingsley, Director of Business Development for Century Health Systems, the parent company of the Natick Visiting Nurse Association and New Century Homecare Services
A health educator, Ms. Kingsley trains more than 2,000 people in the MetroWest region annually through her First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, CPR and AED classes in addition to the variety of health and safety programs she teaches. Juanita has successfully created and facilitated myriad programs aimed at providing individuals of varying ages and backgrounds the necessary education and tools to foster effective and positive social development. A certified EMT since 2001, Juanita managed the Wellness Center at Hale Reservation (the nation’s largest day camp); served as health care supervisor at Horizons for Youth, Sharon, Mass.; and has served as instructor trainer and instructor with the Red Cross, American Heart Association, Medic First Aid and National Safety Council. She received her Wilderness EMT training certification through Mountain Aid Training International.
Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training (BLAST) is an American Academy of Pediatrics course that addresses the basics of infant and childcare; how to react responsibly to medical emergencies and injuries; perform first aid for common childhood injuries and illnesses; and set up and run a babysitting business. The course is open to anyone ages 11-13.
More About Caryl House
The Caryl House is under the operation of the Dover Historical Society and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The house was originally owned by Benjamin Caryl, the first minister to practice in Dover. His son George occupied the house after him and served as the first doctor in the town. Much of house's original construction is intact. It was donated to the town in 1928 and decorated with period furniture. The home is adjacent to Caryl Park. Admission is free.