Retirement

News: Nov 16 - 22

Nov 22, 2019
SDPB

This week’s South Dakota news features life-saving advances in stroke treatment, the surprise resignation of a prominent conservative state lawmaker, and an infusion of millions of dollars into South Dakota communities. You can find all our “In the Moment” interviews and features by subscribing to the “In the Moment: Segments” podcast. We’ve rounded up some of the top stories for you in this week’s “In the Moment: News” podcast.

Find Your Retirement Community

Jun 5, 2018
Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 5, 2018 Show 351 Hour 1

What are you looking for in a retirement community?

Retirment communities in Sioux Falls are hosting a city-wide open house this Thursday from 1:00-6:00 p.m.

SDPB's Lori Walsh visits with Sonja Niles, Sales and Marketing Director for Primrose Retirement Community, Jason Honey, Marketing Director for Trail Ridge, and Shauna Welker, Business Development Representative for The Inn on Westport.

Longtime Avera CEO Announces Retirement

Dec 15, 2017
Avera Health

After 44 years with the Avera Health system, President and CEO John Porter is retiring. His tenure spanned decades of growth, including the joining of the Benedictine and Presentation health systems into Avera Health in 2000.

John Porter has a few major milestones to celebrate. After a more than four-decade career with Avera, this next year sees his 70th birthday and his 50th wedding anniversary. After reflecting with his wife, Porter says that's why now seems like the perfect time to move on.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Some patients with medical needs who don’t require the rigorous attention of hospitals have another option for discharge. Avera in Sioux Falls is now operating a transitional unit to serve people who can leave the hospital but can’t go straight to a nursing home, rehab, or back home.

The State of South Dakota doesn’t allow health providers to add beds for more people in nursing homes, but leaders are making an exception for transitional care.

South Dakota Retirement System

Leaders examining the South Dakota Retirement System are considering increasing the retirement age to 67. It’s one of many proposed changes experts say could keep the pension program sustainable. State lawmakers must approve any new regulations, and the SDRS executive director says none of them impact people currently enrolled.

The South Dakota Retirement System has about 80,000 members. It’s the consolidated retirement program for state employees, school districts, most cities, counties, and other public entities.

FRONTLINE "The Retirement Gamble"

Apr 23, 2013

For many Americans, traditional retirement is now a pipe dream.  Nearly 17% believe they'll never retire at all.  Who is to blame?  FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith presents an eye-opening investigation of a financial services industry that may be draining your retirement savings with every passing year.  FRONTLINE's "The Retirement Gamble" airs tonight at 9:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.