Zoomers (Older Adults)

Active Lifestyle:

There are many opportunities for people to live an active lifestyle independently and as part of a group.

Card games, table tennis, and pickleball (summer only) are weekly events that provide great opportunities to meet others in the community.  Information can be found on our Recreation page.

Minden Hills also has its own curling centre and arena to be enjoyed during winter.  Several of our walking trails are paved or are made of wooden planks, making it easy to walk on and enjoy the scenic surroundings in the warmer months.

Service clubs are always looking for new members and host many community events.  Meetings are held regularly throughout the year.

Accessibility:

Minden Hills continues to work on improving accessibility within the community through wider sidewalks and better defined pedestrian crossings within the village of Minden.  Several businesses have also taken the initiative in promoting accessibility by participating in a Barrier Aware Programme.

In accordance with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, municipal buildings are outfitted to permit mobility equipment.  The township’s website allows uses to enlarge the font size, and our library offers both large print and audio books for those with visual impairments.

Health Services and Care:

There are two hospitals that service the Haliburton County, with one of them being located in Minden as well as an ambulance.  The hospital provides health services and a walk-in clinic to address new medical developments.  There are two pharmacies within the township that are able to fulfill prescriptions.  Some other stores are able to carry generic medicine, such as aspirins and vitamins.

Our long term care facility offers both private and semi-private rooms each with their own washroom, closet, and controllable beds.  Daily events and activities take place, and residents are given choices about their meals.  Residents and their families are encouraged to provide feedback on how to make their experience more enjoyable.