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  • 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

    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

    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

    “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 ...

  • Easter Sunday hours at Grey Bears

    Chanticleer Recycling center and thrift donations receiving will be open normal hours, 7:30-3:30 on Easter Sunday. The Thrift Stores will be closed, returning to normal hours on Monday, April 2.

  • 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

    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!

    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

    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 ...

  • The Green Side of E-waste

    While many of us have our eye on the newest iPhone or computer, a group of Grey Bears volunteers is more interested in the electronics we leave behind. Roland Law, Charles Wolf, Greg ...

  • Chanticleer cardboard baler is running

    Our cardboard baler is now operating at Chanticleer. We gratefully accept all quantities of cardboard. Due to market restrictions we can no longer accept hard plastics (toys, play structures, patio furniture, storage bins, nursery ...

  • Labor Day Hours

    The Thrift Store and Chanticleer and Buena Vista Landfill Recycling Centers will all be open normal hours on Labor Day, Monday, September 4. The office, food distribution warehouse and kitchen will be closed ...

  • Cooking Class with Chef Poppy

    THIS Saturday, June 23 at 10am at Grey Bears. Join Chef Poppy as she creates a simple and delicious seasonal meal. Normally the 4th Saturday monthly, Chef Poppy's cooking class always offers new ...

  • 45th Annual Harvest Picnic

    Your day in the park! Join us TODAY, Tuesday, September 18, 11:30am at Harvey West Park for the Grey Bears 45th Annual Harvest Picnic. Enjoy a savory barbecue lunch (veggie options), canopy seating, live ...

  • Summer Celebration & 1/2-Off Sale

    This Wednesday, August 1 Join us for the Grey Bears Summer Celebration & Thrift Store Sale Food served 11am - 1pm; Store hours 10am-3pm. Eat, visit, shop, enjoy! Food & Barbecue, Refreshments, Thrift Store Storewide 1/2-Off Sale, ...

  • New thrift store building is open

    (Santa Cruz Sentinel, by Jondi Gumz) -- Cindy Rady was pleased as punch with her finds Friday. She had a foldable colander, a jeweled tray, an ice cream scoop, a corkscrew and two ...