Thrive helps to encourage, develop, and recruit businesses that improve the vitality and resilience of the Allen County economy.
Thrive works to educate the public about nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and the difficult choices we make every day to improve our lives.
The “Marmaton Market” is the name chosen by Moran area residents who are working to convert the current Stub’s Market grocery store into a food cooperative. This group consists of Moran PRIDE/Thrive members, teachers, business owners, church members, ministers, retirees and students. The Marmaton Market is also supported by Thrive Allen County and Americorps VISTA. […]
Thrive Allen County has been working statewide to support rural communities and coalitions within the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Pathways to a Healthy Kansas Grant program. Thrive was chosen to consult with Pathways grantees based on our growth and knowledge in the core areas of the Pathways program: healthy eating, tobacco cessation and […]
Beginning this summer Thrive is offering a new Diabetes Prevention Program to help residents prevent Type 2 diabetes. The program is designed to create lasting lifestyle changes in participants. A lifestyle coach works to educate participants in the skills they need to make lasting changes—losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and […]
Allen County is in the ribbon cutting business lately, and business is good! Velo +, a bike store with locations in Lenexa, KS and North Kansas City, MO, had its grand opening on April 29, with about 100 people attending in the pouring rain as downtown Iola welcomed its first retail bike store. A large crowd packed […]
Have you seen the new Allen County Bike Share bikes on the downtown Iola square? Thrive Allen County, in partnership with Velo+, has purchased 10 bikes for this pilot program. The bikes are located outside of Thrive Allen County and Wavefire Games and are available free-of-charge for 24 hours to anyone who can show an i.d. to employees […]