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  • Women’s, Men’s Groups at Grey Bears

    Women's, Men's Groups at Grey Bears

    Explore issues such as life transitions, aging, relationships, increasing happiness and wellness, and other topics in a comfortable, friendly space each week at Grey Bears. Women's group meets weekly, email Deb. Men's group ...

  • Simple, Healthy Recipes 4 U

    Simple, Healthy Recipes 4 U

    Try one of the dozens of delicious recipes by Chef Poppy and from past newsletters that feature vegetables, fruit and healthy staples like rice, split peas and lentils. Click here to check out ...

  • Habitat with Humanity Partnership

    Habitat with Humanity Partnership

    Grey Bears is excited to be partnering with Habitat for Humanity to help find two new participants for the My House My Home program! Please contact Mark Trabing at (831)-469-4663 to see if ...

  • Repair Cafe in the New York Times

    Repair Cafe in the New York Times

    At Repair Cafes, ‘Beloved but Broken’ Possessions Find New Life New York Times - January 18, 2017 - By Christopher Melejan If you’ve ever despaired of getting your vacuum cleaner fixed or thought that your ...

  • Female Doctors Better for Older Patients

    Female Doctors Better for Older Patients

    Female Doctors May Be Better for Older Patients' Health The findings raise questions about if those physicians' methods could be pinpointed and copied By Casey Ross, STAT on December 19, 2016 in Scientific American A new ...

  • Grey Bears accepts Styrofoam

    Grey Bears accepts Styrofoam

    We accept Styrofoam (EPS6) at both Chanticleer and Buena Vista recycling centers during normal business hours. This material, known as expanded polystyrene or foam 6 (look for a “6” on material), is the ...

  • Help us start the year strong!

    Help us start the year strong!

    Every dollar you donate is spent on healthy food - for the 4,200 seniors we serve each week through our Brown Bag Program, for our partners in homeless and mental health programs, for the 16,000 ...

  • Grey Bears closed New Year’s Day

    Grey Bears closed New Year's Day

    The entire Chanticleer Thrift/Recycling and Buena Vista Landfill campuses are closed today New Year's Day, and will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Warehouse and Brown Bag Deliveries: NO Brown Bag deliveries this week, Jan ...

  • 42nd Annual Holiday Dinner

    42nd Annual Holiday Dinner

    THIS Sunday, December 4 at 11:30am - celebrate the holidays at the Grey Bears Annual Holiday Dinner at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. The sights, sounds and aromas of the season - including ...

  • Love Mondays at Discretion Brewery

    Love Mondays at Discretion Brewery

    Monday, July 15, 2019 - Love Mondays at Discretion Brewery when you can happily quaff any of their handcrafted brews and 20% of sales support Grey Bears. We'll be offering a free ...

  • Amazon Smiles supports Grey Bears

    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

    "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

    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

    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 ...