Are Bike Share systems only for big cities, or can they work in rural areas, too? Metro bike shares certainly get all the attention, but the need for bike share in rural locales is in many ways even more acute. Over the last decade, Allen County has made significant investments in its built environment, including […]
The Allen County Bike Share program has added a new location in Iola at Allen Community College. Thrive Allen County has purchased 5 bikes through a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to grow the Allen County Bike Share fleet to 20. The bikes are available free-of-charge for 24 hours at a time […]
The Allen County Bike Share program has added a new location in Humboldt at The Frame Shop. Thrive Allen County has purchased 5 bikes through a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to grow the Allen County Bike Share fleet to 15. The bikes are available free-of-charge for 24 hours at a time […]
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 […]
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 […]
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