Latest  News

Aging-in-Place and Caregiving Forum

Saturday, April 20, 2019
SET for LIFE is proud to continue our partnership with Happy 50+, a one stop service organization providing resources to the Chinese American Community. Over 350 seniors and dozens or vendors attended this event. See video:
To learn more about Happy 50+, visit:

MAP  Health Screenings Partnership Success

Saturday, April 6, 2019
A special thank you Ariel Tolefree-Williams and the Monrovia Area Partnership for their partnership in allowing SET for LIFE to host  a health screenings during the 10th Annual MAP conference. The conference theme "Not Without You" was appropriate as individuals from the community  were screened for several life threatening chronic diseases and cancers, if not caught in earlier stages.  Thank you to the  Second Baptist Church, Brotherhood Laymen's League for spearheading the Prostate Cancer screening. A special thank you to each and every volunteer to came out to help .  Everyone was very appreciative of the services. Many people  tried Acupuncture for the first time.  SET for LIFE resource table was filled with lots of important information about healthy living. In addition to educating the  everyone about Southern California Edison's Time of Use rate plans.

Congratulations Ariel Tolefree-Williams

Saturday, March 9, 2019
SET for LIFE Board Co-President is honored at Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio 2019 Woman of the Year Awards Event  for Education.  Ariel works for the City of Monrovia at is responsible for many of the outreach efforts targeting seniors and families!  Ariel is also coordinates the Annual MAP conference. Congratulations Ariel!!!

Southern California Edison  Focus Group

Sunday, December 16, 2018
In partnership with Southern California Edison, SET for LIFE gathered a group of older adults to provide input to SCE on how to better inform seniors about various  reduced rate services and other programs available to seniors and low income families. Thank You to  SCE for providing lunch and Emergency Kits to  Second Baptist Church seniors.  For more information contact the numbers below.
Report an outage: 1-800-611-1911
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City of Hope - I Am What I Wear

Sunday, December 2, 2018
SFL spearheaded the connection between City of Hope?Connecting People of African Decent (CPAD) and SBC/United Women's Fellowship Guild to sponsor "I Am What I Wear." SFL Boardmembers and  SBC members came out to learn about current policies regulating the chemicals used in hair care and personal care products targeting the African American consumer.  Thank you; Emilee Bargoma, Jazma Tapia and Dede Teteh and Dr. Kimlin Ashing, MD and Nancy Clifton-Hawkins, Community Benefits Manager.
The products we use are not all equally regulated. In fact, over 30% of the ingredients used in these products are not listed by the manufacturer under an assertion of proprietary protection. Unfortunately, some of the ingredients have potentially adversarial effects on our health. Below are informative websites that will keep you aware of what goes on your body and how to be a better advocate for yourself:
Black Women for Wellness Publications 
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners-Science & Policy 
Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep Database  
California Safe Cosmetics Program Product Database  
Think Dirty® 
Women’s Voices for the Earth’s Beauty and Its Breast Report  
Silent Spring Institute Detox Me

Healing Through  Art

Saturday, February 23, 2019
Praise and Paint was a huge success! Led by Autumn Holmes, Chosen Vessels Ministry President, and co-sponsored by SET for LIFE, seniors and families  relaxed  and enjoyed a morning expressing their creativity.  Attendees learned about renowned  artist Charles White through a historical slide show  photo presentation.  Soloist Jordan Atkinson blessed everyone  in song and the Children's Praise Dancers  expressed themselves through dance.  There was a delicious lunch and wonderful fellowship. Guest  Instructor Deborah Hayes,  then led everyone through the process of creating their own artistic masterpiece.  Click link to view all photos:

3rd Annual Delta  Health Symposium

February 9, 2019
Board member and SBC liaison Carrie Walker represented SET for LIFE  during the Foothill Alumnae  Delta Sigma Theta Chapter 3rd Annual Health Symposium. The event was held at Second Baptist Church and featured various health topics for the entire family.  Check out these two important links about Black Infant Health.

Monrovia High  Robotics Champions

Saturday, February 9, 2019
 Congratulations to Monrovia High School for winning first place! Board member, Betty Thomas  is also also a volunteer with C.E.R.T and served at the first aid station during the Los Angeles County Robotics  Competition at Monrovia High School. 

Happy 50+  Cultural Exchange

Monday, December 3, 2018
Happy 50+  volunteer and SET for LIFE Board members, SusanWang coordinated efforts for an amazing cultural exchange.  Over 500 individuals were in attendance. Second Baptist Church First Lady, Betty Dillard, along with Voice of Unity Soloist Mrs. Carrie Walker and Pianist Ms. Delores Sanders were the grand finale performers during this annual event.  Over 200 men, women and children came from China to participate in this exchange of cultural talents.  Learn More About Happy 50 Plus Here  -

Second Baptist Church Thanksgiving  Outreach

Tuesday, November 22, 2018
SET for LIFE is proud to play a part in helping Second Baptist  Church/Mission of Mercy (MOM)  Ministry and the Pantry Ministry during their annual Thanksgiving outreach  SFL was able to connect MOM with Latinos 4 Hope. Latinos 4 Hope provided 15 food basket to MOM for distribution to those in need.  SBC members, along  other partners donate turkeys, eggs, butter along with non-perishable items.  Volunteers served visitors a hot meal with compassion and love.  To learn more about MOM and The Pantry ministry visit;

City of Hope - Latinos 4 Hope

Friday, November 16, 2018
SFL is grateful for  our 14 year partnership  with City of Hope in providing resources to educate and train our community and well as provide help to those in need. A special Thank You to Latinos for Hope (City of Hope Kindness Grant Recipients) for providing 15 gift baskets/gift cards and loads of non-perishable food items for the 2018 Mission of Mercy Thanksgiving Food Drive. Over 100 baskets were packed on Friday, November 16th and distributed to City of Hope patients and the community. Several SET for LIFE and Second Baptist Church members were there to help pack baskets. A special Thank You to Sue Hargrave for her continued support of SET for LIFE.