Elizabeth Seton Center, an apostolic work of the Sisters of Charity, is grounded in the tradition of human service handed on by Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. Seton Center offers the experience of intergenerational lifelong learning through child-care services, senior services, and music and theater programs. At Seton Center, the very young to the frail elderly come together in a welcoming, supportive, and encouraging atmosphere to learn, to change, and to grow in body, mind, and spirit.
Founded in 1985 by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, Seton Center provides services at facilities located in Brookline, Overbrook, and Scott Township areas of Pittsburgh and in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The variety of programs offered at each site are based in the core mission of Seton Center and the belief that no matter what age we are, growing and learning are lifelong activities, that people of all ages are bound together by what they share. Seton Center welcomes all to participate in–life in progress!
Adult Day Care Centers, located in Brookline, Scott Township and Greensburg, offer care for the frail elderly in a nurturing environment. A nutritious lunch and snacks are provided along with a program of exercises, memory games, crafts and other activities to enhance the quality of daily living.
Friendly Visitors in Greensburg is a network of volunteers offering support services to families caring for loved ones in their homes. Visitors spend time reading or engaging in conversation with the homebound, and may assist in identifying special problems or needs.
The Ombudsman Program consists of volunteers who are trained to go to long-term care facilities such as nursing and personal care homes throughout Westmoreland County to ensure that residents’ rights are safeguarded. The program focus is investigation and education.
Seton Center School of Arts includes the Music School and the Seton Pioneers Theatre Group, providing instruction in the arts as well as opportunities for public performance.
The Music School offers instruction in both traditional and Suzuki methods through private lessons at the Brookline site or in programs provided in elementary schools in the Pittsburgh area. In an environment that develops self-esteem, self-discipline, and concentration, students learn to play and perform while gaining a lasting enjoyment of music.
Seton Pioneers Theatre Group brings together actors of all ages to work on every stage of production from technical aspects and set construction to actual performance. While developing and showcasing their dramatic and musical talents in 4 annual productions, the Seton Pioneers provide an entertainment venue for the Brookline-area community.
For more information, visit www.setoncenter.com