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Graphic designer Tom Sadowski, 65, who delayed his retirement, walks his dog near his home in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

EDITOR’S NOTE _ Aging America is a joint AP-APME examining the aging of the baby boomers and the impact this so-called silver tsunami is having on society.

CHICAGO (AP) — Stung by a recession that sapped investments and home values, but expressing widespread job satisfaction, older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce. Roughly 82 percent of working Americans over 50 say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement, according to a poll released Monday by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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