Elderly and teen pregnancy meetings planned

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers are reviewing services for the elderly and programs to prevent teen pregnancy during briefings at the state Capitol.

The two informational briefings Thursday will be held by the House Human Services Committee.

Committee Chairman John Mizuno says the state needs to prepare for 2020, when one in four residents will be at least 60 years old.

The meeting on elderly services will address concerns about abuse, financial exploitation, adult care centers, non-emergency transportation services and health plans.

The teen pregnancy hearing will review $20 million in welfare funds used for prevention and consider the role of the state programs.

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