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The Village set to offer assisted living & memory care in summer 2023

Most residents in assisted living facilities are in their 80s and 90s and arrive after a traumatic event, according to Martin Bayne, who writes about long-term care reform.
Many long-term care facilities have closed in South Dakota in the past few years. This is especially true in rural communities.

This interview originally aired on In the Moment on SDPB Radio.

The Benedictine Sisters in Watertown are looking to care for their aging sisters and community. As part of a larger project on Harmony Hill in Watertown, they're opening an assisted living and memory care facility.

The Village will open in Watertown in May 2023.

Sister Barbara Younger discusses legacy, compassion and purpose. She talks about opening long-term care facility as others in the state close down.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.