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  • Amazon Smiles supports Grey Bears

    Did you know that when you shop Amazon.com you can designate Grey Bears to receive a percentage of your purchase? We have a unique AmazonSmile link that makes it easier for you to ...

  • Grey Bears in Sentinel Letters

    (Santa Cruz Sentinel, Letters to the Editor, October 3, 2016) -- It all started with a flat tire and a dead cell phone in front of Grey Bears last week. I asked Karen ...

  • “Better Balance” Chair Yoga Workshop

    Saturday, November 12, 10am-11:30am - Join teacher Suzi Mahler for "Better Balance," a workshop designed to help us understand why we lose balance as we age,  and what steps we can take to ...

  • Free Senior Dental Day!

    Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Dientes Community Dental Care and Grey Bears team up to present “Give Seniors a Smile Day” on Saturday, October 15 at Dientes. Dientes and volunteer hygienists from the ...

  • Fall 2016 newsletter is here

    The Fall 2016 newsletter is out, featuring the latest news on the new building construction, online books volunteers, upcoming events and classes, a Free Senior Dental Day with Dientes Dental Care on Oct ...

  • Volunteer Spotlight on Karen Monson

    Karen Monson, volunteer in the Grey Bears online book cove. Born in Fargo, ND in 1943. "The winters are very cold and the summers are very hot. Fargo has its own unique beauty." Family: "I ...

  • Free Books!

    THIS Saturday, October 1, 10am-3pm - The Grey Bears bookstore presents a Free Book Day in the warehouse at 2710 Chanticleer Ave in Santa Cruz. Browse through thousands of books sure to engage, fascinate ...

  • Grey Bears bookstore a local gem

    Inside the warehouse Book Cove, volunteers are busy sorting, researching, listing and shipping books in every genre imaginable. The Grey Bears Chanticleer and Amazon.com stores feature more than 10,000 titles, from hiking to ...

  • Join us at the 2016 Harvest Picnic!

    The Grey Bears 43rd Annual Harvest Picnic will fill Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz with fun and revelry on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Mingle with friends under the redwoods and canopy seating ...

  • Hundreds of California recycling centers close – what now?

    Blue bins piled high with gleaming cans and pink plastic bags bulging with plastic jugs snaked up to the recycling center outside a Foods Co. on a recent Wednesday morning, with customers lined ...

  • The Fight for the “Right to Repair”

    Manufacturers have made it increasingly difficult for individuals or independent repair people to fix electronics. A growing movement is fighting back. From The Smithsonian Magazine, by Emily Matcher, July 13, 2016 Fifty years ago, if ...

  • Donate your vehicle to Grey Bears

    Ready to let go of your old trusty car, RV, motorcycle, bike or boat? Honor those faithful years of service by donating her to Grey Bears! We'll make the transfer of your vehicle ...

  • Need groceries? Sign up today!

    We deliver a weekly shopping bag filled with fresh produce and healthy staples to county residents age 55+ in Santa Cruz County. Click here to begin receiving a weekly brown bag of groceries. ...

  • Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter

    The Spring/Summer 2016 newsletter is out, featuring the year in review, information for the upcoming Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on May 18, a list of donors over the last year, a healthy Mother's Day ...

  • Volunteer Spotlight – Greg & Cal

    Volunteer Spotlight - Greg Bracket and Cal Olsen Cal: Born on 5/21/47 in Montevideo Minnesota, population 325. "We moved to Sacramento when I was in third grade. My dad was a chicken farmer, which ...

  • Grey Bears & Hula’s – Aloha in Action!

    Giving Back with Thanks (by Justine DaCosta, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Community Page-Name Dropping, Sunday, April 3, 2016) - Grey Bears was recognized with a big Mahalo last month, as the staff at Hula's ...