SET for LIFE is a nonprofit, community based organization, serving the communities of the San Gabriel Valley since 2004. Our mission began to provide older adults 50+ with health education, practical skills as it related to enhancing their quality of life and health outcomes. In 2016, our mission expanded to develop programs and services for the entire family.  In 2007, we began offering educational health seminars, medical screenings and interactive workshops to senior residents through our annual "Living Healthy for Life 50+" Expo. In September 2016,  the "Healthy FAMILIES for LIFE fair launched to continue our efforts in addressing the health disparities among African, Asian and Latino Americans.

By partnering with local organizations, including: City of Hope, an NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center,American Cancer Society, and  AARP, to name a few, we are able to offer the above mentioned services free of charge to all participants. In 2012, our annual health expo reached over 600 medically under served seniors and their families. In 2011, we began our fitness classes, which have attracted over 350 older adults and children. The classes are designed to engage our seniors in a healthy lifestyle change to improve health and prevent chronic illness.

In 2012, SET for LIFE received an award from the city of Monrovia for outstanding charitable service to the community. In 2010, we were honored by the city of Duarte for our community health services. Our annual Expo primarily helps to engage and educate seniors and their families in making healthy lifestyle changes and choices.

How We Began

SET for LIFE was established through a vision of Wm. LaRue Dillard, PhD, Bishop of Second Baptist Church. His vision was to create programs and services with the goal of educating and training seniors and their families in the surrounding communities. SET for LIFE is a federally recognized 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.

Our Policy

As a 501 (c) 3 federally recognized nonprofit organization, SET for LIFE has created partnerships which help to provide valuable resouces and services to the community, SET for LIFE does not endorse or support specific companies or organizations. SET is not affiliated with any government or political agency. Our services are offered FREE of charge without regard to race, color, creed, religious or non-religious affiliation.

Board of Directors

Patricia Duff Tucker

Ariel Tolefree-Williams

Betty Thomas
Vice President

Venda Hawkins

Emelbra Le-Blanc Redd

Carrie Walker

Susan Wang

Lois Gaston


Past President(s)

BaLinda Dillard
2004 - 2006
2007 - 2012

Sheree Curry
2006 - 2007

Founding Members

BaLinda Dillard
Sheree Curry
Patricia Duff Tucker