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Care advocate named at Sun Lakes Methodist

April 1st, 2022 SanTan Sun News
Care advocate named at Sun Lakes Methodist

By SanTan Sun News

Polly J. Smith RN, BSN, LNC has been named Sun Lakes United Methodist Church’s new community care advocate.

Smith has an extensive background as a registered nurse, heath care advocate, and social services volunteer.

“She will lend support and assist individuals with their challenges by advocating for them as a liaison among our ministers and ministries, counselors, and other service providing entities,” a church spokeswoman said. “The goal is to see that services provided are both transitional and a transformative benefit for the individual’s circumstances.”

She added that Smith “has experience and knowledge in assisting people making difficult health care decisions, coping with life-limiting diseases, transitioning from independent home care to various types of care facilities, and coping with financial concerns regarding health care insurance and provisions of care.”

Other areas of need she may address include palliative care, assessment and planning for end of life, and bereavement or grief support.

“Polly will be addressing everyone’s concerns with compassion, confidentiality, and respect,” the spokeswoman said.

She can be reached at 480-895-8766 or email at