Iola’s trail system was in the running to be named Kansas Trail Guide Town of the Year, and Iola won the poll by a landslide! Thrive Allen County will be presented the award for the 2017 Kansas Trail Guide Town of the Year on Thursday, July 20 at 2pm at the Thrive Allen County conference room, 9 […]
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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 […]
Allen County’s new bicycle shop Velo+ will have its grand opening on Saturday, April 29th, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at 112 South Washington Ave. A group of bicyclists will be riding down from Lenexa, the home of the original Velo+, for the Grand Opening and we encourage local riders from Iola and the surrounding […]
The Allen County Farmers’ Market is a weekly open air fresh food market that takes place in three locations within Allen County, with the most recognized location on the southeast corner of the historic downtown square in Iola, Kansas. The Allen County Farmers’ Market features locally-grown produce, baked goods, plants, eggs, meat, and honey along […]
Allen County has been chosen as a finalist for the fifth annual RWJF Culture of Health Prize given by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
We are honored to partner with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to design and implement new approaches to help rural Kansans live healthier, better lives.
Thrive’s mission is to support and encourage programs, policies and resources that promote access to healthcare, healthy lifestyles, and positive community conversation that improves the well-being of residents of Allen County, Kansas.
Thrive Allen County
9 South Jefferson Avenue
Iola, KS 66749
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Allen County Events
- Sep 17, 2017
Moran Days: Join this annual celebration of Moran's history
- Oct 4, 2017
International Walk to School Day: Help Allen County schoolchildren celebrate the freedom to walk and bike to school!
- Oct 7, 2017
Biblesta Run for the Son: 3K Walk and 5K Run, part fo the Biblesta festival in Humboldt
- Oct 12, 2017
Farm City Days: City of Iola festival with carnival, parade, vendors and entertainment!
- Jun 2, 2018
National Trails Day: Join the country's largest celebration of trails!