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  • Cooking Class this Saturday

    Forecast calls for soup and salad weather! Join Chef Maria Italia and Chef Maria Loiacono at this Saturday’s Grey Bears cooking class. Discover Maria Italia’s savory recipe for New England Clam Chowder, and ...

  • The many benefits of staying active

    The cooler seasons are typically 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 important ...

  • 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 ...

  • 44th Annual Holiday Dinner

    THIS Sunday, December 3rd, the sights and sounds of the holidays will welcome you in to our annual holiday gala at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium at 11:30am. Enjoy delicious food lovingly prepared ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cooking Class with Chef Poppy

    This Saturday, February 24 at 10am at Grey Bears. Join Chef Poppy as she creates a simple and delicious seasonal meal. Join the fun, food and frivolity as you enjoy a wonderful lunch this ...

  • 44th Annual Harvest Picnic

    Your day in the park! Join us this Tuesday, September 19, 11:30am at Harvey West Park for the 44th Annual Harvest Picnic! Enjoy a savory barbecue lunch (veggie options), canopy seating, live music by ...

  • Thrift Store Grand Opening is Aug 1

    Celebrate with us at the Grand Opening of the New Thrift Store Building TODAY! Tuesday, August 1, 11:00am Ribbon cutting, food & barbecue, refreshments Storewide 1/2-Off Sale all day This year marks nearly three years since a fire ...

  • 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 ...

  • Men’s group starts today

    Looking for advice or to talk about issues around aging, health, family matters, relationships and other topics? Grey Bears offers a men's group that meets on Tuesdays. Six week sessions; next one starts ...

  • Spring 2017 Newsletter

    The spring 2017 newsletter is out, including the latest on our new thrift store building, volunteer spotlights on Linda Babcock (pictured) and Joe Jurnecka, pain relief through chair yoga, the amazing health benefits ...

  • Become pain free through Chair Yoga

    Did you wake up feeling stiff and achy this morning? Join the club... most people over the age of 50 probably did, too. This doesn't mean you have to go the whole day ...

  • Joe Jurnecka celebrates 100

    Joe Jurnecka celebrated his 100th birthday last Thursday morning while volunteering on the Grey Bears brown bag line. At 8am, 75 other volunteers, including daughter Wendy, stopped filling bags with vegetables, greens, oranges, ...