Summer safety workshop to be held at Northborough Senior Center

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Jean Sniffin, RN (Photo/submitted)
Jean Sniffin, RN (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Century Health Systems will hold a Summer Safety Workshop at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Northborough Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Road. Learn about how to plan for a safe summer in this interactive workshop, run by Jean Sniffin, RN, community health nurse with Natick Visiting Nurse Association and Century Health Systems. Topics will include: what should be in your First Aid kit; how to prevent sunburn and other heat-related illnesses; get the 411 on 911; dangers of dehydration; poison ivy; allergic reactions and epi-pens; stings and bites; bats; ticks; skin infections; bike safety; and water safety.

Sniffin works closely with several area boards of health to promote good health through monthly blood pressure clinics at town councils on aging and senior housing sites.

She speaks frequently throughout Metrowest on a variety of health and safety issues, including Lyme and tick borne disease, and serves as early childcare health consultant for more than 20 daycare and nursery school programs, offering onsite education about pediatric health and safety issues.

The event is free to attend, but reservations are required by calling 508-393-8353.