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Mission & History

Mercy Hilltop Center is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy. The center was opened on October 2nd, 1973. Funded in large by the Area Agency on Aging, GECAC (Greater Erie Community Action Committee and the Sisters of Mercy the center operates as a multipurpose senior center meeting the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of seniors throughout Erie County.

In 2010, the Center had a name change and is now doing business as Mercy Hilltop Center, Inc. The Center is located at 444 East Grandview Boulevard, Erie, PA 16504. The general objective is to provide a multi-service center for the citizens of the Erie area in which we provide innovative programing, comfortable & safe spaces for parties, card games and education programing (to name a few).

 It is our intention that every individual that enters the center feels welcome and feels comfortable to interact with staff and members, who we hope with eventually become friends. We welcome all at the Mercy Hilltop Center.

Center Objectives:
Serve the Erie Community’s older population by:

  • Encouraging healthy living
  • Support independent living
  • Encourage continued learning
  • Promote leisure time activities independently as well as in groups
  • Create innovative and preventative new programming
  • Enhance self-image through various activates
  • Assist in connecting the elderly with community services

Sisters of Mercy

As a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, the Mercy Hilltop Center endeavors to fulfill the vision of ministry as seen by their foundress, Sister Catherine McAuley; the economically poor of the world, especially women and children; women seeking fullness of life and equality in church and society; and one another as we embrace our multicultural and international reality. 

Mission Statement

The mission of Mercy Hilltop Center is to keep older adults as independent as possible for as long as possible. Our focus is on each individual’s mind, spirit and body wellness, assisting them to live productive and harmonious healthy lifestyles.