May 17, 2022

Live Well Geary County highlights accomplishments

Posted May 17, 2022 10:09 AM

Year two working with a Pathways to a Healthy Kansas Grant has been one of progress for the Live Well Geary County organization. 

Susan Jagerson, Live Well Executive Director, noted that they received a grant from Pathways to create a food system plan with work on the overall food system for the county. That plan will be taken to city and county leaders to be considered for adoption. "It has some really good recommendations and actions that we can take to improve our overall food system in the county."

Geary County is one of the highest food insecurity counties in the state, but Jagerson added that numbers have decreased a bit. 

Other year two accomplishments include help for UPU Industries with a work site wellness grant to create a healthier workplace environment for their employees, help with the City on a 7th Street Bike Boulevard project, worked with the Food Pantry to get a Pathways grant and created a senior communal meals program at the Larry Dixon Center. Approximately 100 meals a week are being provided to seniors.

Also the Farmer's Markets are continued on Thursdays from May through October.