As part of its Evolving Communities Presentation Series, the Palermo Community Center presents guest speaker Patricia Oh on Friday, March 30, following a potluck dinner at 6 p.m.

Patricia Oh, LMSW, is a livable communities consultant with AARP Maine. She works with communities that want to adopt policies, make infrastructure changes, create social and recreational opportunities, and develop services to encourage everyone — from toddlers to centenarians — to be fully engaged in the community while enjoying good health and well-being.

As part of her association with age-friendly communities in Maine, Oh works with a number of people who have formed a group called Aging Well in Waldo County, with the purpose of creating much more livable, attractive towns that are easier to navigate without great dependence on private transportation. Waldo County is the first county that has joined the Livable Communities Initiative.

Accessibility is an issue that is certain to arise during this discussion, as is isolation of many homebound and disabled citizens who do not drive. Participants are asked to bring ideas, questions, and a dish to share at this roundtable of neighbors designed to get people out of hibernation.

The Community Center's driveway off Turner Ridge Road is marked by a lit sign, and is across from the ball field.

For more information, call Connie Bellet at 993-2294, or email