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  • Celery, greens and apples oh my!

    Video: On the Grey Bears Brown Bag assembly line on a crisp spring morning. Organic veggies round out these lovely bags delivered to 4,500 seniors throughout Santa Cruz County. Thank you volunteers!

  • Celery, greens and apples oh my!

    Video: On the Grey Bears Brown Bag assembly line on a crisp spring morning. Organic veggies round out these lovely bags delivered to 4,500 seniors throughout Santa Cruz County. Thank you volunteers!

  • Message from the Executive Director

    Grey Bears Executive Director, Tim Brattan, recently took time out to record this one-minute PSA at Community Television of Santa Cruz County.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gLkEzzTJEY&feature=youtu.be

  • Check out our Spring 2015 Newsletter

    Line4_thumbs upFind out the latest news at Grey Bears in our Spring 2015 newsletter. Features include a fire recovery update, upcoming events and classes, two healthy recipes, volunteer spotlight, chair yoga meditation and more. Click here to read more.

  • Chair Yoga and Meditation
    CY0306154“Meditation is one of our greatest tools for self preservation. When we sit quietly in class for a few minutes, we bring awareness to the breath and a deep, restoring stillness to the mind and body,” says Grey Bears chair yoga instructor, Suzi Mahler.

    Simply defined, meditation is a way of being aware – the happy marriage of doing and being. It can lift the fog of our ordinary lives to reveal what is hidden.

    A few of the benefits of meditation are well documented:

    • Lowers blood pressure and reduces anxiety;
    • Decreases tension-related pain, such as tension headaches, insomnia, muscle and joint problems;
    • Improves mood and the immune system, and promotes healing; and
    • Enhances creativity and intuition.

    You can find hundreds of free meditation and mindfulness podcasts on iTunes. Click here or here to listen to some short mediations, or click the player below to hear a five-minute guided mediation,

    http://marc.ucla.edu/mpeg/01_Breathing_Meditation.mp3

  • Thrift Store Spring 1/2-Off Sale!

    thrift_2015_1THIS Saturday, March 14, 10am-3pm. Out with the old, in with the cool. Spring is a great time to start a new craft project, plant a garden or bring something fun into your life and home. Our thrift store and electronics store have it all – furniture, art, housewares, refurbished computers, peripherals, TVs, appliances, garden items, tumbled glass, medical equipment and more. And if you haven’t browsed through our expanded books and media center yet, prepare to be amazed, all titles at the lowest prices anywhere.

    And thank you for your household and office donations – all proceeds support the Brown Bag Program, delivering 4,500 bags of healthy groceries to seniors each week.