group photo new roomGrey Bears offers free, low cost and by-donation classes for seniors, including computer, iPad and other electronic devices, chair yoga, Spanish, Taiko drumming and two monthly cooking classes including lunch. Click here to view our calendar, or contact us for more information:, 831-479-1055.



IMG_1216-285x300We love a reason to celebrate! Bringing community together to share a delicious meal and visit with new and old friends is a Grey Bears tradition. Mark your calendar now for this year’s fun gatherings:

  • Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon – Wednesday, May 18, 2016
  • 43rd Annual Harvest Picnic – Tuesday, September 20, 2016
  • 43rd Annual Holiday Dinner – Sunday, December 4, 2016

Click here for our calendar of upcoming classes and events, and take a moment to watch these short videos from our 2012 Harvest Picnic and a recent Holiday Dinner.



thank you

"Thank you for providing the Repair Cafe on Saturday. I would especially like to thank one of the enthusiastic and helpful volunteers - Kim. She very kindly fixed my battery Hoover vacuum while I was waiting for my number to be called. I know I speak for many who benefited - your donated services were graciously appreciated. Thank you again."
—Nancy L

"Your Harvest Picnic was a fabulous event for all. A 40 karat ruby anniversary of service to our entire community!"
—Lowell Hurst, Mayor of Watsonville

"I want to thank you for the delightful picnic. I have attended them for years but none could measure up to this years."
—Millie B, Santa Cruz

"To all at Grey Bears - thanks so much for the Holiday Dinner at the Civic. Wow! Great food and entertainment, and a beautiful handmade scarf too (thanks Carol!). We really enjoyed it."
—Tom & Chris D, Santa Cruz

"From all of us at the Watsonville Senior Center, thank you for providing the two buses to the Christmas Dinner and show. We all enjoyed the food and show very much!"
—Peggy A

"Thank you for another lovely event dinner for volunteer appreciation. Well done! Your cadre of chefs and servers did an outstanding effort on the delicious food. Nice gifts of the shopping bag and water bottle with straw. Thank you Grey Bears!"
—Jean & Don P, Santa Cruz