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Alexian Offers Free Income Tax Preparation

Chattanooga, TN (March 16, 2010) — As a service to Chattanooga area seniors, Alexian Brothers Senior Ministries, AARP and VITA are providing free income tax preparation services free of charge at two locations.

Alexian Brothers Senior Neighbors at 1000 Newby Street (corner of 10th and Houston streets) in downtown Chattanooga: Wednesdays and Thursdays, through April 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call (423) 755-6100 for an appointment. AARP volunteers provide the tax preparation services.

Alexian Brothers Senior Neighbors Soddy Daisy Community Center at 190 Depot Street in Soddy Daisy: Tuesdays, through April 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please call (423) 332-1702 for an appointment. VITA (a free tax service funded through the IRS) provides the tax preparation services.

For more information, please call Alexian Brothers Senior Ministries at (423) 755-6100. Or visit to view a monthly newsletter and calendar of events.

More information on Alexian Brothers Senior Ministries:

For nearly 800 years, the Alexian Brothers have served and cared for others. The same beliefs that inspired the founders of this ministry sustain its organization today. The Alexian Brothers mission is put into action by the commitment to promote the physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being of all individuals served through their ten local ministries. Through this commitment, Alexian Brothers Senior Ministries has come to be recognized as the area’s leading innovator in the coordination and delivery of comprehensive services to older adults.

Alexian Brothers Senior Ministries is comprised of ten Chattanooga area ministries: Alexian Village of Tennessee, Alexian Grove, Alexian Brothers Live At Home Program, Lone Oak Free Health and Dental Clinic, Alexian Inn, Alexian Brothers Valley Residence, Alexian Brothers Health Care Center, Alexian Brothers Home Care, Alexian Brothers PACE Program and Senior Neighbors, an Alexian Brothers ministry.

For more information on Alexian Brothers Senior Ministries, please call (423) 755-6100 or visit

More information on Senior Neighbors, an Alexian Brothers ministry:

Senior Neighbors, one of the ten area Alexian Brothers ministries, was founded nearly 50 years ago in Chattanooga by Ginny Power. Designed to help seniors in our area age successfully, Senior Neighbors provides vocational, social, mental, spiritual and physical opportunities for seniors at four community centers. Membership to Senior Neighbors is just $25 a year and includes the following programs and events:

3 Senior Centers in downtown Chattanooga and 1 in Soddy Daisy with activities Monday through Friday of each week

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) which places senior volunteers with non-profit agencies in the Chattanooga area

The Chattanooga District Senior Olympics

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) which places qualifying older adults in paid temporary community service positions with local non-profit agencies and government organizations

Computer, ballroom dance, yoga, gardening and Tai Chi classes

Monthly men’s luncheon featuring a different speaker each month

Day and overnight bus trips

Open computer lab

Scenic City Chorale and Senior Neighbors Orchestra

Health and wellness screenings

Foreign language and art clubs

Free Lunch and Learn events

Although some activities require an extra admission charge, most are available to seniors with only the $25 per year membership fee.

For more information on Senior Neighbors, please call (423) 755-6100 or visit