Creative Retirement

Posted Oct. 04, 2012, at 1:55 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 6:54 p.m. to 6:54 p.m.

Location: Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Square, Portland, Maine

For more information: Kristin Marquet; 9173552225

Gail McMeekin, Helen Rivas-Rose, Roberta K. Taylor, and Amy Wood will conduct a panel discussion on creative retirement. Attendees of the Creative Retirement discussion will learn how to find new, worthwhile opportunities for everyday living including changing careers, starting new businesses, jump-starting creativity, and finding meaningful ways to contribute to the community, while enjoying more satisfying lifestyles.



Longfellow Books Bookstore




1 Monument Square

Portland, Maine

Contact: 207-772-4045


Gail McMeekin is a national executive, career, and creativity coach as well as a licensed psychotherapist and writer located in Boston. She has over 30 years of experience helping women entrepreneurs achieve their personal, professional, and creative goals. She coaches clients about how to leverage their creative ideas into prosperous businesses. She is the author of The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women: A Portable Mentor among other books. Her work has been featured on television and radio as well as in major publications such as Redbook, The Boston Globe, and The Sunday New York Times. Her website is

Helen Rivas-Rose, author of Brave: A Memoir of Overcoming Shyness, is a workshop leader who divides her time between Mexico and Maine. Her book recounts her journey from suffocating shyness to liberated assertiveness, and her primary message is that personality change and other major life transformations are possible for anyone at any age. Learn more about Rivas-Rose at

Roberta K. Taylor, co-author of The Couples Retirement Puzzle: 10 Must-Have Conversations for Transitioning to the Second Half of Life, is a Boston-based retirement coach, consultant, and speaker. Her book offers couples guidelines for building a shared retirement vision that encourages meaning, purpose, security, and growth. Learn more about Taylor at

Amy Wood, Psy.D., author of Life Your Way: Refresh Your Approach to Success and Breathe Easier in a Fast-paced World, is a Maine-based psychologist specializing in helping adults articulate and accomplish their own versions of success. Her book covers a ten-step program for adapting to our perpetually hectic age, and she is the self-help columnist for The Boomer Brief. Learn more about Wood at