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  • Browse through our bookstore

    Thousands of titles in every genre in the Grey Bears Bookstore, and on our Amazon.com store featuring more than 9,000 titles. All books in our Chanticleer Ave bookstore are just $1.50 per book (pocket and children's books only ...

  • Grey Bears in the News

    Grey Bears annual holiday dinner draws more than 1,000 seniors to the Civic (Santa Cruz Sentinel, Dec 3, 2012) -- A warm turkey-and-the-trimmings dinner, fresh pie, live entertainment, friendship and no check -- it's no ...

  • Holiday Newsletter

    Check out our Holiday 2012 Newsletter! Featured stories include details for the 39th Annual Grey Bears Holiday Dinner on Dec 2, upcoming events, the latest news briefs including a profile on volunteer Maria Loiacono, class ...

  • Eola Cross – 2018 Hunger Fighter of the Year

    “I just like to do things for people,” says Eola Cross, 91, and a Grey Bears volunteer for 35 years. The idea of neighbors caring for each other was a core value instilled ...

  • Senior Scam-Stoppers

    About 75 seniors learned how to protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud at a free seminar held at the Watsonville Senior Center on August 17. They learned useful tips from experts on ...

  • Senior hunger in America

    NPR's On Point: the heartbreaking story of doing without after you’ve given your all in the land of plenty. Listen: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2012/07/30/senior-hunger It’s insidious and it’s growing, quietly. That’s because seniors don’t want to be a bother ...

  • 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 nonprofit re-user and recycler

    Putting your recyclables to work, including Styrofoam (PS6), 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 7:30-3:30. Our ...

  • 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 ...