Silver Sage, a TV Program which Features Baby Boomers Living Life to the Fullest, wins Silver Telly Awards

Joan Rudder-Ward, host and producer of Silver Sage

We are honored that viewers from around the world gave us the high ratings needed to win

The Winners of the 38th Annual Telly Awards have been announced, and cable television program Silver Sage, produced and hosted by film-maker and professional photographer Joan Rudder-Ward, won Silver Telly awards for both entries that were submitted in the People’s Telly TV Shows/Segments Category.

The Silver Telly is the competition’s highest honor and is bestowed on less than 10% of entries. The People’s Telly gives entrants the opportunity to earn recognition from industry leaders, producers, and enthusiasts from around the world. The online community is given the power to rate videos and help decide who the winners will be.

“We are overjoyed to be the recipient of the prestigious Silver Telly,” said Rudder-Ward. “Such an honor that viewers from around the world gave us the high ratings needed to win.”

Silver Sage is a weekly inspirational television program featuring people 50+ who are living out loud– charting new waters, taking new risks, fulfilling life-long dreams— proving that life in the second half can rival, and in some ways, be even be better than the first half. The show’s motto- You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to be old!

The program currently appears on Pasadena Media’s The Arroyo Channel on Spectrum Charter and AT&T U-verse. Previous episodes can be viewed at the Silver Sage website

Silver Sage’s winning entries:

“Leap of Faith,” features Roxy Gantes-West who left her 25-year-career as a psycho-therapist to pursue her lifelong dream of being an artist. From childhood Roxy knew she wanted to be an artist, and at 18 she did get accepted to the Art Center of Pasadena. But she faced a scenario many boomers know all too well—having childhood passions of pursing artistic-type careers being discouraged by well-meaning elders for more stable professions or ‘real’ jobs. Roxy’s father discouraged her from taking the artistic path, and she went on to have a rewarding career as a psycho-therapist who incorporated art into her practice. But when three of her cousins died in one month, Roxy decided it…

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