Helping Families Live Healthier, Happier and Longer Lives

"The greatest wealth is health."

- Virgil

"Prevention is better than cure."

- Desiderius Erasmus

" Take care of your body.  It's the only place you have to live."

- Jim Rohn

Our Mission.

SET for LIFE (Senior Education and Training for Living Informed Futures Everyday) is an “All Volunteer Organization" charitable nonprofit, established in 2004 and federally recognized in 2006.  Through strategic partnerships, we provide seniors and families access to FREE resources to in order for them to live healthier, happier and longer lives.  Since 2017, we have focused our efforts on improving the social determinants of health among African American children, adults and seniors. SET for LIFE/FAMILIES has continued to accomplish our mission through long-term, strategic and value driven partnerships.  

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Our Team.

Autumn S. Holmes 

President
Healthcare Professional Autumn Holmes has worked in various facets of healthcare for 20 years. Autumn currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Management. Autumn is passionate about serving and helping create life changing opportunities for others.

Ariel Tolefree-Williams

Co-President
Neighborhood Service Program Coordinator, City of Monrovia.  Ariel has thrived as a young, progressive leader in her community for over 7 years. Ariel received her BS in Public Policy from UC Riverside and her Masters from Walden University. Her favorite thing about community Outreach is learning about different people and how to best serve them. 

Betty Thomas

Vice-President
Betty Thomas has been a health care professional for 54 years. She is a registered nurse and nursing instructor working part-time at El Monte-Rosemead Adult School. Two of her main concerns are education in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Deborah Hayes

Volunteer Assistant to Board President 
Deborah recently retired with over 25 years in law enforcement. 15 of those  with LA County district attorney’s office  supervising  fraud units, i.e;  elder abuse, health, real estate,  public integrity and others.  A Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Her passion is serving seniors as they grow old gracefully.  Non- Boardmember.

Patricia Duff Tucker

Second Baptist Church Liaison
Thirty-three years in nonprofit administration managing federal, state and locally funded program and services to benefit low-income and under-served multi-ethnic populations of all ages.

Patricia has a deep passion for encouraging and assisting individuals to help those in need. Co-owner of OnWeb Television, a providing full-service video productions and audio recording services to governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

Susan Wang

Asian Partnership Adisor 
Senior Advisor, Systems Administration—ITS, AARP.  Susan  co-founded AARP’s Asian American Employee Resource Group  and helps AARP engage the Asian American communities.   Susan holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, and an MA in Gerontology from USC.

Carrie Walker

Second Baptist Church Liaison
Retired  LAUD School Administrator.  Carrie worked thirty-six years serving as an English teacher, Dean of Girls, Dean of Students and retired as a Counselor. A member of Second Baptist Church for forty-seven years. She holds a B.S. Degree in English and a Masters Degree in School Management.

Our History.

Founding Members :  Sheree Curry,  BaLinda Dillard, and Patricia Duff Tucker.  
 Past Presidents:  BaLinda Dillard ( 2004 - 2006 & 2007 - 2012),  Sheree Curry  ( 2006 - 2007),  Patricia Duff Tucker ( 2012 -2020)

SET for LIFE was inspired by  Dr. Wm. LaRue Dillard, PhD, Bishop of Second Baptist Church (SBC) to provide seniors education and information in a safe environment to make informed decisions about their futures.   Over the years the vision has  expanded to include the cities of Monrovia,  Arcadia,  Duarte and San Gabriel Valley.