I'm Leona Yawn and I've been in the Whole
Health program since it started. I've been with the VA now in the Villages, I
just hit my eight year anniversary. Whole Health itself is something that I never in
my life thought I'd be a part of because when I went to nursing school immediately I wanted, I
had it within me to help people, so injections, taking tests, making referrals. I never heard of
a program that encompasses all areas of a person's life and develops goals and encourages people to
set goals within themself to have improvement. We talk about every aspect that pertains to
each person, so that is part of a program that I never thought I would have the opportunity
to be a part of and that's what intrigued me. We help focus on their home life, on their
personal development, on their health, on goals, on family relationships, on spirituality.
It can make changes that they never even saw or thought they needed.
I have witnessed and been
part of this program that people have come in for something like high blood pressure and in turn
have built the relationship with their children, or traveled, or changed things in their home
because it encompasses every part of their life..