Saturday, Oct. 3

• Hear the latest medical findings about the impact of hormone replacement therapy at the Carondelet Heath Network's presentation Beyond Hot Flashes: The Effects of Hormone Replacement on Your Heart. Details: 9-10:30 a.m.; Arizona Inn, 2200 E. Elm St.; free; 877-246-7595.

Sunday, Oct. 4

• Learn about quality, compassionate, end-of-life care in an environment of skilled medical care and pain management along with emotional and spiritual counseling for the family as well as the patient at The Rev. Abigail Byrd's presentation Elder Care Is Not Just for Our Elders: Hospice Care in Tucson. Details: 10:15-11:15 a.m.; St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.; free; 299-6421.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

• Explore issues that those facing a terminal illness may confront, including concerns about quality of life, being a burden, loss of independence and meaning, and the impact on patient and family alike at the presentation From Touchy to Touching — Straight Talk About the Dying Process. Details: 10-11 a.m.; TMC Senior Services at the El Dorado Campus, 1400 N. Wilmot Road; free; 400-0274.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

• Get a handle on some of life's important issues such as estate planning, powers of attorney and other topics at attorney Robert B. Fleming's presentation Are you prepared? sponsored by Arizona Arthritis Center. Details: 6-7:30 p.m.; University Medical Center, Chase Auditorium, Rm. 8403, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.; free; www.arthritis.arizona.edu.

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