Pennsylvania's First Accredited Senior Center

The Mercy Center on Aging, Inc.

About Us

Life Made EasierOur motto suggests that our focus includes the whole person. We are concerned with physical well-being, psychological happiness, and spiritual development.

Our logo allows one to interpret whether it is a sunrise or a sunset... is retirement the beginning or an end? Attitude makes aging at Mercy Center a very pleasant experience.

Our Board of Trustees

The board of Trustees is an important group of people. For your information the name of the trustees are listed below but for more information please contact the center.

* Ms. Wendy Braine (Chair)

* Mr. Edward J. Annick
* Dr. Stanley Bogusz DPM
* Mr. John A. Byrtus
* Ms. Rebecca Sullivan-Chevalier
* Mr. Paul Cancilla
* Ms. Joyce Crishock
* Mr. Stephen J. Habursky
* Mr. John A. Lauer Esq.
* Ms. Meg Loncharic
* Ms. Mary J. Martin
* Ms. Louise Seib-Hartman
* Mr. Ronald Wasielewski

* Ms. Rubye Jenkins-Husband (emeritus)
* Ms. Joyce Savocchio (emeritus)

Our Pet Therapists:

MollyMolly M. Schnauzer is 7 years old. Her birthday is May 16th. She was born in Louisville, KY. Sister found her on the internet so she is a modern dog. Guests of the Mercy Center find her to be gentle and very loving. The "M." in her name stands for "Miniature."

PepperPepper T. Schnauzer was a 4 years old on February 7th. She is part miniature schnauzer and part toy schnauzer so she is the smaller of the two pet therapists who are here at the Mercy Center. Her father weighed only 7 pounds. She is truly a "pepper" who adds spice to our day.

A Message from Sr. Mary Dolores, RSM

Sister Mary Selores

Now there are
varieties of gifts, but
the same Spirit; and there are varieties of
service, but the same
1 Corinthians 12:4-5

"I continue to thank God for the wonderful staff here at the Mercy Center on Aging. Each one brings a variety of gifts and talents. All are dedicated to the works of mercy and to the service of our guests. We find that we have become friends and truly enjoy coming to work each day. Those who come to the Mercy Center seem grateful for the spirit of life and fun found here. All feel comfortable allowing us to assist them in the trials of everyday living. We invite you to come and experience Mercy quality for yourself.
Sincerely in Mercy,
Sr. Mary Dolores, RSM
Executive Director

The Staff at Mercy Center on Aging, Inc.


Executive Director:

  Sr. Mary Dolores Jablonski, RSM is responsible for the overall management of the Mercy Center, supervises the staff and serves as a liaison between the Area Agency on Aging and the Center. She also works directly with the Sisters of Mercy and the Board of Trustees. Our Executive Director is also a Notary who offers her services at no cost.

Assistant Director / Bookkepper:

Virginia S. MarinoVirginia S. Marino is our chief financial officer. She prepares all of our reports and financial statements both for the Area Agency on Aging and for the Board of Trustees.

Program Director:

Deborah C. KrausDeborah C. Kraus is resposible for the day-to-day operation of the Mercy Center. She schedules all activities, classes or programs. the membership counsel called the Senior Senate assists her. She is creative and a very talented artist

Program Assistant:

Kenneth ZacherlKenneth Zacherl works directly with Debby and is responsible for coordinating the tax program and the annual flu shots. He, too, is a talented artist who provides a seasonal environment throughout the Mercy Center

Administrative Assistant:

Sr. Kathy PrestonSr. Kathy Preston is the first welcoming face you will see after entering our doors. She will be happy to direct you to your needs.


Judy Bekeny, RN


Diane ValahovicDiane Valahovic is a fully licensed Beauty Shop manager who spends her days at the Center making our guests beautiful. She washes, sets, perms, and cuts both men and women's hair.