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  • Recycling operations expanding

    Recycling operations expanding

    If you've been following the news lately you've probably been hearing about  challenges with recycling. What used to be an industry accepting more and more materials has contracted over the past year due ...

  • Find your best health at every age

    Find your best health at every age

    Next class is Saturday, May 4, and continues for the final class on May 18. Join Leigh Wunce N.C. as she shares deep teachings in three more classes in this series to find ...

  • Finding Your Best Health at Every Age

    Finding Your Best Health at Every Age

    4-Class Series with Leigh Wunce N.C. starts THIS Saturday, April 6, and continues April 20, May 4 and May 18, 2019 Time: 10:30am - 12pmWhere: Grey Bears Classroom (behind main office), ...

  • A beer with your Woodstock’s pizza

    A beer with your Woodstock's pizza

    all February long supports Grey Bears! For every pint of Discretion's Uncle Dave's IPA ordered at Woodstock's during the month of February, $1 will be donated to Grey Bears. Pizza and Uncle Dave's ...

  • Fresh produce for Federal employees

    Fresh produce for Federal employees

    Grey Bears is offering shopping bags of fresh produce and healthy staples to Federal employees affected by the government shutdown. Bags may be picked up on Fridays at three locations: Grey Bears warehouse, 2710 Chanticleer Ave ...

  • Weekly bag sales – books & clothing

    Weekly bag sales - books & clothing

    Super values - great selection on books, clothing and accessories! Fill a shopping bag of clothes or books every Monday and Friday for just $10. Thousands of new weekly arrivals - shop daily for ...

  • Grey Bears sponsors Veg Fest

    Grey Bears sponsors Veg Fest

    On Saturday, April 6, 2019 Grey Bears is pleased to be a partner with Santa Cruz VegFest, an event that will celebrate the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. VegFest will feature speakers, ...

  • 2018 Volunteers of the Year

    2018 Volunteers of the Year

    Each Year we honor a few extra special volunteers for their many years of service to Grey Bears, and for their work and inspiring stories. Our 2018 Volunteers of the Year will be ...

  • Aging in America

    Aging in America

    Living Longer In 1985, older adults accounted for 11 percent of the U.S. population. By 2010, they were 13 percent. More than 40 million Americans are now age 65+. By 2030, as the ...

  • Chair yoga pose focus: Crescent Lunge

    Chair yoga pose focus: Crescent Lunge

    Crescent Lunge (Anjaneyasana, prounounced AHN-jah-nay-AHS-uh-nuh) Simple activities such as standing, sitting and walking can make our bodies tense and tired by the end of the day. Lunge pose is a low back, calf and groin ...

  • First processed styrofoam shipped

    First processed styrofoam shipped

    Ever wonder what happens to all that Styrofoam that gets dropped off at Grey Bears recycling center? Thanks to a Community Foundation Santa Cruz County grant, Grey Bears received a RecycleTech 200 thermal ...

  • Surf’s always up for Nola Moosman

    Surf's always up for Nola Moosman

    “I’m really just a farm kid surfer girl from Nebraska,” says Nola Moosman, who volunteers in Grey Bears food distribution warehouse three days a week. “My community since I arrived in Santa Cruz back ...

  • The many benefits of staying active

    The many benefits of staying active

    The cooler seasons can typically be a time of less activity. This can lead to feeling weak or fatigued. While exercise and movement are important for people of all ages, it is especially ...

  • Grey Bears going solar

    Grey Bears going solar

    Support Grey Bears commitment to environmental preservation by donating to the Solar Fund. We're working with Sandbar Solar to install a 17.6 kW system that will provide 93% of our electrical needs on ...

  • Support Grey Bears!

    Support Grey Bears!

    Read about our Big Idea at Santa Cruz Gives where there's still time to make a 2017 tax-deductible donation to the Grey Bears Healthy Food for Seniors program! https://santacruzgives.org/nonprofit/grey-bears/

  • Check out our winter 2017 newsletter

    Check out our winter 2017 newsletter

    Our latest newsletter features the latest on Grey Bears - the 44th Annual Holiday Dinner on December 3rd, two November thrift store sales, the Green Side of E-waste and passage of a new to-go ...