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  • Check out our Fall 2015 Newsletter

    Featuring a fire recovery update, volunteer spotlight, a healthy recipe, upcoming events, donor profile on Driscoll's, composting update (pictured at right) and more! Read more>>>

  • Volunteer Spotlight

    Susan Duncan - Born: December 16, 1948 in Oakland and grew up in the East Bay. “We moved to Boulder Creek in 1970. We were caretakers at Camp Krem, 40 acres that caters ...

  • Chair yoga pose of the month

    Seated Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) This pose integrates the basic elements of yoga: stability, expansion, steadiness and ease. Triangle pose builds strength in the feet and legs, and flexibility in the hips, torso, shoulders ...

  • White House Conference on Aging

    We'll be live-streaming the White House Conference on Aging in the Grey Bears Classroom today, Monday, July 13 between 7:00am and 2:00pm. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as ...

  • 2015 Brown Bag Program Survey

    We want to hear from you! If you receive a weekly bag of groceries from Grey Bears, please take a moment to complete a brief survey. Your feedback helps us improve while also ...

  • Grey Bears featured in Sentinel

    Living Green: Grey Bears changes lives, reduces waste by Kathryn McKenzie, (posted 5/28/15) I grew up in Santa Cruz, so I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Grey Bears, a nonprofit that ...

  • Grey Bears featured in Monterey Herald

    Living Green: Benevolent recycling at Santa Cruz’s Grey Bears by Kathryn McKenzie I grew up in Santa Cruz, so I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Grey Bears, a nonprofit that has ...

  • Just a typical Thursday morning…

    Video: Grey Bears Brown Bag Program volunteers rock the line May 7, 2015!

  • May 2015 Newsletter

    Our May 2015 newsletter is out, featuring a preview of the Annual Membership Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on May 20, and other upcoming events and classes, volunteer spotlight with Alan Brady, Chair ...

  • Chair Yoga and Balance

    Health and yoga are all about finding balance. Effort and rest. Elimination and assimilation. Yang and yin. Day and night. Standing strong and stable. Finding balance leads to good health. In yoga we practice ...

  • Thrift Store 1/2-Off Sale

    This Saturday, October 14, 10am-3pm. Everything for your home, wardrobe, office, garden and medical equipment needs. Bag of clothes every Monday, and bag of books every Friday just $5. Thousands of new arrivals, ...

  • Volunteer Spotlight – Alan Brady

    Alan Brady, Age 62 Born: 1/4/53 in Detroit MI. Left Motown at age 19 and moved to Sonoma County. I landed in Santa Cruz in 1983. Favorite color: Green Why Grey Bears: “About five years ago ...

  • Make Every Day Earth Day

    Grey Bears is your local nonprofit recycler with two drop-off centers. We're also here to support you in living more sustainably all year long. Here are seven simple ways. 1. In with the old, out with ...

  • Panda Express supports Grey Bears

    Friday, May 15, noon to 9pm, Panda Express in Soquel will donate 20% of all restaurant sales to Grey Bears! Note: you must present the "Fundraising at Panda" flyer when ordering. We'll include ...

  • Celery, greens and apples oh my!

    Video: On the Grey Bears Brown Bag assembly line on a crisp spring morning. Organic veggies round out these lovely bags delivered to 4,500 seniors throughout Santa Cruz County. Thank you volunteers!

  • Message from the Executive Director

    Grey Bears Executive Director, Tim Brattan, recently took time out to record this one-minute PSA at Community Television of Santa Cruz County. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gLkEzzTJEY&feature=youtu.be