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  • Support Group Now Forming

    Do you want a comfortable, confidential space to explore issues such as life transitions, relationships, increasing happiness and wellness? Grey Bears in collaboration with Family Service Agency's Senior Outreach Program is launching a ...

  • Simple, Healthy Recipes 4 U

    Try one of the dozens of delicious recipes by Chef Poppy and from past newsletters that feature vegetables, fruit and healthy staples like rice, split peas and lentils. Click here to check out ...

  • Habitat with Humanity Partnership

    Grey Bears is excited to be partnering with Habitat for Humanity to help find two new participants for the My House My Home program! Please contact Mark Trabing at (831)-469-4663 to see if ...

  • Repair Cafe in the New York Times

    At Repair Cafes, ‘Beloved but Broken’ Possessions Find New Life New York Times - January 18, 2017 - By Christopher Melejan If you’ve ever despaired of getting your vacuum cleaner fixed or thought that your ...

  • Female Doctors Better for Older Patients

    Female Doctors May Be Better for Older Patients' Health The findings raise questions about if those physicians' methods could be pinpointed and copied By Casey Ross, STAT on December 19, 2016 in Scientific American A new ...

  • Thrift Store 1/2-Off Sale this Saturday!

    This Saturday, March 11, 10am-3pm. Shop for amazing values on housewares, furniture,  clothing and accessories, computers, electronics, TVs and audio-video gear,  appliances, bikes and sporting goods, medical equipment and more. Choose from thousands ...

  • Grey Bears now accepts Styrofoam

    We accept Styrofoam #6 at both Chanticleer and Buena Vista recycling centers. This material, also known as polystyrene or foam 6 (look for a “6” on material), is the more rigid foam that ...

  • Help us start the year strong!

    Every dollar you donate is spent on healthy food - for the 4,200 seniors we serve each week through our Brown Bag Program, for our partners in homeless and mental health programs, for the 16,000 ...

  • Holiday Hours at Grey Bears

    2016 Holiday Hours Chanticleer Recycling Center: Open Every Day, 7:30am–3:45pm, except: Open Dec 31 till 12-noon, closed Jan 1. Buena Vista Recycling Center: Open Mon–Sat, 7:30am–3:30pm. Thrift Store, Electronics Store, Bookstore: Open every day, Mon-Sun, 10am-3pm, ...

  • 43rd Annual Holiday Dinner

    THIS Sunday, December 4 at 11:30am - celebrate the holidays at the Grey Bears 43rd Annual Holiday Dinner at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. The sights, sounds and aromas of the season - ...

  • Love Mondays at Discretion Brewery

    TODAY - Monday, November 14 till 9pm, join us for Love Mondays at Discretion Brewery when 20% of beer sales support Grey Bears. We'll be offering a free raffle and special surprises starting ...

  • Amazon Smiles supports Grey Bears

    Did you know that when you shop Amazon.com you can designate Grey Bears to receive a percentage of your purchase? We have a unique AmazonSmile link that makes it easier for you to ...

  • Grey Bears in Sentinel Letters

    (Santa Cruz Sentinel, Letters to the Editor, October 3, 2016) -- It all started with a flat tire and a dead cell phone in front of Grey Bears last week. I asked Karen ...

  • “Better Balance” Chair Yoga Workshop

    Saturday, November 12, 10am-11:30am - Join teacher Suzi Mahler for "Better Balance," a workshop designed to help us understand why we lose balance as we age,  and what steps we can take to ...

  • Free Senior Dental Day!

    Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Dientes Community Dental Care and Grey Bears team up to present “Give Seniors a Smile Day” on Saturday, October 15 at Dientes. Dientes and volunteer hygienists from the ...

  • Fall 2016 newsletter is here

    The Fall 2016 newsletter is out, featuring the latest news on the new building construction, online books volunteers, upcoming events and classes, a Free Senior Dental Day with Dientes Dental Care on Oct ...