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METLIFE MATURE MARKET INSTITUTE OFFERS NEW CONSUMER ADVICE TOOLS AND RESOURCES ON WEB SITE

– Free Resources on Caregiving, Financial Planning, Retirement and More Now Available for Download at www.metlife.com/mmi/publications

Westport, CT – March 6, 2012 — The MetLife Mature Market Institute recently launched a new section on its web site dedicated to providing free resources to help consumers navigate through personal finance, retirement, aging and caregiving decisions.

The site, www.metlife.com/mmi/publications, contains more than 30 publications for free download.

“We have gathered a wealth of information related to aging, retirement and caregiving over the past 15 years, and are pleased that we can now share this knowledge in a readily-accessible and easy-to-understand way,” said Sandra Timmermann, Ed.D., director of the MetLife Mature Market Institute. “Planning for financial security and retirement, and determining how best to care for an aging relative can appear overwhelming. These free resources, however, can help simplify the process and make the planning manageable.”

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The types of Consumer Advice resources on the site include:

  • The Essentials offer answers to common questions on a number of topics from health care to housing. Through The Essentials, consumers can find information on issues such as Preventing Elder Abuse, Social Security, Legal Matters and Falls and Fall Prevention. Additional resources for consumers are also included in many publications.
  • Guides and Tools provide up-to-date resources and strategies for those who need care or those caring for others. Guides include Navigating the Health Care System, Coping with a Disability and Alzheimer’s Disease: Caregiving Challenges. Tools include an Adult Day Services Evaluation Form, Assisted Living Cost Calculator, Financial/Legal Documents Inventory and Important Information for Caregivers.
  • Helpful Hints give step-by-step suggestions for individuals to consider on topics such as caregiving and financial planning. Topics including Ten Tips for Talking to Your Aging Parents, Advocating for a Family Member, Caregiving from a Distance, Choosing an Assisted Living Facility and Choosing Adult Day Services.

To download copies of any of the resources listed above, or to search for Consumer Advice publications by topic, visit www.metlife.com/mmi/publications.

The MetLife Mature Market Institute®

Celebrating its 15-year anniversary in 2012, the MetLife Mature Market Institute is Metropolitan Life Insurance Company’s (MetLife) center of expertise in aging, longevity and the generations and is a recognized thought leader by business, the media, opinion leaders and the public. The Institute’s groundbreaking research, insights, strategic partnerships and consumer education expand the knowledge and choices for those in, approaching or working with the mature market.

The Institute supports MetLife’s long-standing commitment to identifying emerging issues and innovative solutions for the challenges of life. MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers in over 50 countries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, please visit: www.MatureMarketInstitute.com.

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