Concerns over the ability for seniors on fixed incomes to meet sharply escalting costs prompt AARP to organize a telephone town-hall Wednesday, featuring two shore Assemblywomen with long reputations for involvement in senior matters.

Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (Townsquare Media NJ)

Republicans Caroline Casagrande and Mary Pat Angelini (R-11) take your calls starting at 10:00 AM.

In a prepared statement, Casagrande acknowledged the difficulties that retirees and the eldlery increasingly face as their monthly financial obligations threaten to outrace their ability to draw income.

“In particular," she says, "we have heard from our residents concerned about rising electric rates who want greater accountability from our utilities.  We welcome this opportunity to address their concerns and get them the answers they seek.”

Callers can either ask questions or simply monitor the proceedings. After connecting at 877-229-8493, enter PIN 13913.