'Radical Age': Finding Joy, No Matter Your Age
- SurvivorNet TV is now streaming “Radical Age.”
- The inspiring documentary highlights amazing stories of older people who are breaking barriers in the face of adversity.
Recreational activities often associated with young people are fueling the tenacious warriors featured in the film, now streaming on SurvivorNetTV. They turned to skateboarding, mixed-martial arts, and even tattoos to define their golden years with purpose.Read More
Not all the men and women featured battled cancer or disease. Some of the other obstacles they worked to overcome included the loss of a loved one, grief, and depression. One thing they all share is their resilience and passion amid adversity.
“Thank the skateboard Gods. This saved my life,” Neal Unger said.
Unger, 66, suffered from depression and grief after losing his wife to ovarian cancer.
“When you lose someone dear to you…you are literally ripped apart and you don’t know what to do,” Unger said.
To help cope with his emotions, he turned to skateboarding and is now famous within his community.
Helen Lambin, 84, shares a similar story to Unger because she lost her husband of nearly 40 years to an aneurysm. To help deal with the grief, she turned to tattoos at the age of 75. The new ink helped her find joy amid a devastating loss.
“If I’m going to have people look at the tattoos, I want them to see something positive,” Lambin said.
She now has about 100 tattoos that make her feel alive and energized.
“Ageism has been the toughest opponent. It basically has been like walking into the mouth of the lion,” de Tejada explained in the documentary.
Whether it is combating ageism or finding joy amid adversity, the insightful stories these seniors share will inspire you in the documentary “Radical Age.”
Read Their Individual Stories
- Grandma Gets First Tattoo at 75 and Is Now Covered: How “Granny Ink” Found Joy and New Life After a Devastating Loss
- 66-Year-Old California Man Skateboards to Grieve His Late Love – How the Young Person’s Sport Taught Him to Be Resilient: ‘You Keep Rolling’
- How This MMA-Fighting Grandma Beat Breast Cancer and Expectations: ‘Something in Me Just Won’t Let Me Fold’
- How This 56-Year-Old Punk Rocker Helps Her Bandmate Battle Cancer With Joy and Music: ‘It Makes the Difficult Bits Worthwhile
- Less Than 100-Pounds Growing Up, How This 58-Year-Old Man Found Purpose in Hip Hop Dancing: ‘Strong Men Cry’ Too
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