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Seniors’ Centre Without Walls is the first program of its kind in Eastern Canada, offering seniors and adults with physical disabilities who cannot easily access community centres in person a phone service that lets people connect, play games and chat with others. With the growing number of seniors in Canada — predicted to jump from six million in 2014 to 9.5 million in 2030, according to a 2014 federal report, Action for Seniors — there could be an increased demand in services for those feeling socially isolated. We provide group activities over the phone for seniors and adults with physical disabilities in the Ottawa area who may not be able to attend a recreational centre in person, and are at risk of becoming socially isolated … We have about 50 to 60 regular active participants within that. We have anywhere between five to 10 people on the call, depending on what the program is that day. And as a result of the program, 100 per cent felt they had something to look forward to.