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Owner & Creator

Allison Y. Gibbons, PH.D.

Origin of name

 AGEISTRY is my own hybrid word meant to embrace the collective elements of our life journey  as we age. 


 I want to share with all who are approaching or have surpassed the magic age of 60, and those who are fully aware that they will be 60 someday.  On this site we’ll share our own stories in the way that we experience life:

- Family & Relationships

- Achievements and Celebrations

- Occupations or projects that keep us relevant

- Challenges that keep us on our toes

- The exciting new knowledge available to us

- Skills we still have time to learn

- Joys we are experiencing 


AGEISTRY will include my Blog; Creative Musings where I'll share my love of poetry - some of my own work, as well as a few of my favorite poems from famous poets; and any other tidbits of information that serve as resources in one way or another.

Gender is not a blocker on this site.  All are welcome to browse our posts and join the conversation about creative ageing.


(Photographs on site are from personal files.  Stock pictures are from I-Stock, and Pexel, courtesy maksim, magati, flodhan & pixabay)

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About Me

Family & Relationship Therapist

Life & Family Coach

Adjunct Professor



Life Coach


University of South Florida

Texas Woman’s University

University of Wisconsin

Mausica Teachers’ College (Trinidad & Tobago)

Countries of Citizenship 

- USA 

-Trinidad & Tobago (land of my birth)

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- The Caribbean Region (22 countries and territories)

- Africa (Gambia, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania)

- Latin America (Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela)

-Great Britain

-Europe (Norway, Sweden, Denmark)

-Hong Kong

-Peoples Republic of China

-North America and Canada


 Global Advocate for Girls and Women's Development 

-Facilitator and Content Expert at UN and other international forums on Prevention of Gender-based Violence and Domestic Abuse against women and girls; and

Sexual Health & Education


  • Rosa Cisneros Award, International Planned Parenthood Affiliation (IPPF) – for authorship of the textbook "Teaching Human Sexuality in Caribbean Schools" a textbook published in English & Spanish

  • Hands Across the Caribbean Award. Jaycees International - for major contributions to Human Development

  • President’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship. McNeese State University,   Louisiana



Site Policies

No Offensive Content

Refrain from posting offensive comments, inflammatory, off-topic messages, or with the intention of disrupting normal discussions via the Blog open forum section, or via messaging to the Site Director who has the authority to block the originator of offensive content.

Privacy Policy

Dr. Allison Y. Gibbons is the sole owner, director, editor and majority writer of Ageistry.com. Your email address and other personal information will not be made available to anyone,  There will be no personal data sales or transfers from this site.  Your email address will be used only for keeping you current with new blog postings, news and reviews, alerts about general updates and for contacting you in response to your request for information about items posted on this site.

No Illegal Streaming

The posting and sharing of illegal content streams on any site forum is not allowed. Legal streams with proper citations can be shared freely.  Do not use site forums for personal advertising.



To my family of women:

My daughter Rhea

My granddaughter Olivia

My mother Dora Gibbons who was born in 1922 and will be 99 years old in January 2021

My 3 sisters, Lynette, Kathleen & Jennifer, all of whom are over 65

Nieces and great nieces who can look forward with great anticipation to being 65

To my sisterhood of :

Friends, colleagues , acquaintances,  women whom I've met along the way and those whom I haven't yet encountered

"Women hold up half the sky" .... and sometimes, all of it.