On the first week of this year’s legislative session, former Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Richard Opper didn’t just enjoy his retirement: he gloated in it.
“I flew to Costa Rica for a yoga meditation retreat,” said Opper, a former Lewistown resident. “It was the perfect way to kick off my retirement.”
Yoga might have been out of his comfort zone, but Opper was ready for something different, especially this time of year. Still residing in Helena, he wanted to step away and “take a sabbatical from politics.”