Older adults will have a chance to learn how to avoid the potential for falling in a class coming up later this week at a Martin County facility.

The Loogootee Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center will be hosting a special program for senior adults coming up on Thursday. The program, titled “A Matter of Balance” will be taught by Dodie Uhl, a master trainer of this program. She serves as the AngelWorx coordinator for Dubois County.

Uhl says that exercise is one of the most important things that older people can do to prevent falling. She says regular physical activity improves muscles as well as flexibility and endurance in addition to enhancing an older person’s balance.

The class is set to meet for eight weeks and each session is set to last 2 hours. It is free to participate in the class, though there is a limit of 12 participants in the class. The sessions will consist of group discussions, strategies for solving problems, videos, and gentle physical exercise. Uhl says the class has a goal of helping older adults to learn positive coping methods so that they have no fear of falling and will remain active and independent.

To register or to get more information, you can call Generations at 1-800-742-9002.