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LiveWell Finney County Establishes Sister Janice Thome Award

Sister Janice Presented with First Annual Award During 20th Anniversary Event

LiveWell Finney County, a coalition of professionals from health, social service, education and the broader community, today announced that it has established the “Sister Janice Thome” award in honor of its namesake acknowledging her vast contributions to the community to elevate access to healthcare for families and individuals who need it most.  The award, presented recently at the group’s virtual annual meeting that celebrated its 20th anniversary, will be given annually to an individual that exemplifies the group’s charter to improve the health, well-being and safety of the people of Finney County by collaborating to build a better community.

“We are pleased to present this award to Sister Janice, as she has been instrumental in the founding and success of LiveWell Finney County and by her efforts, has helped those in need gain access to care and health equity, while also educating community members about how to live active and healthy lives,” said Callie Dyer, executive director of LiveWell Finney County. “We are grateful for all Sister Janice does within the community and look forward to presenting the award next year to someone that is committed to furthering her legacy for the people of Finney County and beyond.”

Serving the homeless, elders-in-need, at-risk youth, families in transition from welfare to work, intensive rehabilitation populations, families and many others in need, the coalition provides its community with access to information and services that promote good health and well-being for all residents.

The group’s annual meeting was held recently where it presented milestones for the last 20 years of good work within the community as well as laid out a plan of action for the next 20 years.  For more information on LiveWell Finney County, please visit the website at

About LiveWell Finney County

LiveWell Finney County is a coalition of health, social service and education professionals that provide needed support to families and individuals in Finney County, Kansas and beyond. Serving homeless, elders-in-need, at-risk youth, families in transition from welfare to work and intensive rehabilitation populations, the group provides support and guidance in areas such as public transportation, immigration, tobacco and drug use, parent training, at-risk youth behaviors and others. For more information, please visit or follow them on social media at:


Twitter: @CountyFinney

Instagram: @livewellfinneycounty

Nicole Hahn
Vice President of Community Development, FCEDC

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