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  • Stir-Fried Lettuce Recipe

    Stir-Fried Lettuce With Seared Tofu and Red Pepper Stir-frying is a great way to use up your overabundance of lettuce in your brown bag or from your garden. This recipe calls for romaine, but ...

  • Your local nonprofit reuser and recycler

    Putting your recyclables to work. Now accepting Styrofoam (EPS6), the Grey Bears Chanticleer recycling center, e-waste and thrift store donation station are open every day, Mon-Sun 7:30-3:30, and the Buena Vista Landfill recycling center is open Mon-Sat ...

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Jeannette Shaw

    Our June 2012 Volunteer of the Month, Jeannette Shaw, says volunteering and giving of her time at Grey Bears is fulfilling. "Grey Bears is an amazing organization that helps others in so many ways ...

  • Lyla Games Personifies the Volunteer Spirit

    Thirty-three years on the Grey Bears volunteer trail. That’s how long Lyla Games has served the organization, and at 85, she still rises early every Thursday and Friday morning to supervise the Brown ...

  • Chair Yoga Classes at Grey Bears

    A wonderful way to receive the benefits of the practice in a safe, supportive way, chair yoga takes place at Grey Bears on Tuesdays and Fridays with Suzi, and Thursdays with Sarah, 9:30 - ...

  • Computers for Seniors from Grey Bears

    18 seniors received free, refurbished desktop computers in March from California Grey Bears after completing an Intro to Computer class offered in the Grey Bears computer lab. Members of class three of the ...

  • Get active while supporting Grey Bears!

    Walk. Run. Give. THIS Saturday, May 7 have fun on beautiful West Cliff and help Grey Bears at the same time. We're recruiting walkers, runners and pledge gatherers for the Human Race, ...

  • Pushing Elder Friendly Bills

    "Chuck Molnar, Senior Corner: Pushing Elder Friendly Bills in the Halls of Congress," Santa Cruz Sentinel, posted Jan. 22, 2012.  The purpose of Chuck's visit was to find a legislator to sponsor some ...

  • Grateful to many for Holiday Dinner

    A very special heartfelt thanks to the sponsors, donors, volunteers and staff who made this year's 45th Annual Holiday Dinner such a huge success. From all of us at Grey Bears, we want ...

  • Grey Bears Honored by Volunteer Center

    Our sincere thanks to the Volunteer Center for recognizing the hundreds of Grey Bear volunteers - and our own Heidi Ambiel - with Be the Difference Awards at their 5th Annual Luncheon on October ...

  • Property tax break for seniors back on table

    A program giving low-income seniors and the disabled a break on their property taxes is back on the horizon after it was canceled two years ago, a result of the state's woeful budget ...

  • Grey Bears Helps Clear Space for Target

    With Target beginning construction to revamp space in the Capitola Mall for a July opening, the retailer gave Grey Bears and other local businesses and nonprofits an opportunity to pick up fixtures left ...

  • Thrift Store Fall Sale – This Saturday, October 8

    Now is the perfect time to add some fun to your fall wardrobe, fashion a Halloween costume, pick up some holiday knick knacks or beautify your home or office. This and much more are ...

  • Love taking things apart? We need you!

    If you get a thrill taking stuff apart and not worrying about (or remembering) how to put it back together, then the Grey Bears e-wasters need you. We're looking for volunteers to help ...

  • Brown Bag Line…The Next Generation.

    Teens from Mt. Cross Ministries' Camp in Felton arrived bright and early to fill bags of fresh produce for the Grey Bears. "Move over seniors, we're taking over!" Grey Bears - bridging generations ...

  • Thrift Store Summer Sale This Sat, July 23

    The Grey Bears Thrift Store is packed to the gills with new arrivals and we're selling it at 1/2-off during our Sizzling Summer Sale, THIS Saturday, July 23, 10am - 3pm! Choose from an array ...