65 RETIRING AS RETIREMENT AGEAmericans age 50 and over are increasingly disregarding age 65 as the time to stop working, according to a poll conducted by Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates and commissioned by Experience Wave, a project that advances federal and state policies to keep older adults engaged in work and community life.

Fifty-three percent of respondents say that the coming wave of Baby Boomers hitting retirement age will be an asset to society, as they represent a pool of skilled workers with more time to dedicate to their communities. In fact, 76 percent believe that society should invest in ways to guarantee older Americans opportunities to stay engaged. Moreover, 59 percent of respondents plan to volunteer for a not-for-profit or community organization.

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