Join us for Cooking with Grey Bears Mondays at 1pm via Zoom. Just click this link to attend:

Join guest chefs, and Chef Poppy (4th Mondays) to learn cooking techniques and delicious recipes including items in weekly Healthy Food grocery bags.

group photo new roomSuzi Mahler teaches Chair Yoga Zoom classes which you can take from your own home – on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am, and Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30am. It’s easy on your computer, tablet or phone and you can visit with others before and after class. Just click this link at the above times to join any of her classes:, and enter the passcode: 699677. Visit Suzi’s website for more info and class updates.


We love a reason to celebrate! Bringing community together to share a delicious meal and visit with new and old friends is a Grey Bears tradition. Stay tuned to this page for updates to our fun gatherings post-COVID:

  • Harvest Picnic – tentatively on Tue – September 21, 2021
  • Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon – tentatively in May, 2021
  • 48th Annual Holiday Dinner – tentatively on December 5, 2021

Take a moment to see part of Suzi’s chair yoga class at Grey Bears.


thank you

"Thank you for the Repair Cafe on Saturday and especially the enthusiastic and helpful volunteer, Kim. She fixed my Hoover vacuum while I was waiting for my number to be called. I know I speak for many who benefited - Thank you again." —Nancy L

"Your Harvest Picnic was a fabulous event for all. A 40-carat ruby anniversary of service to our entire community!"
—Lowell Hurst, Mayor of Watsonville

"Chair yoga is so beneficial for me. Since I started yoga six months ago, I have said to myself, 'I feel so much happier.' I enjoy yoga even with the huge restrictions that I have."
—Grey Bears Yoga student

"I want to thank you for the delightful picnic. I have attended them for years but none could measure up to this years."
—Millie B, Santa Cruz

"Thank you so very much for the wonderful Christmas party. I liked meeting my co-volunteers and all spending time together. I so appreciate working with you all and being a part of Grey Bears. Merry Christmas!"

"From all of us at the Watsonville Senior Center, thank you for providing the two buses to the Christmas Dinner and show. We all enjoyed the food and show very much!"
—Peggy A

"Thank you for another lovely event dinner for volunteer appreciation. Well done! Your cadre of chefs and servers did an outstanding effort on the delicious food. Nice gifts of the shopping bag and water bottle with straw. Thank you Grey Bears!"
—Jean & Don P, Santa Cruz