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A Vibrant Lifelong Learning Community


A Vibrant Lifelong Learning Community

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    Explore new and familiar topics in a casual atmosphere


    Expand your mind and broaden your horizons


    Exchange ideas and insights with friends both old and new


    Experience learning for the fun of it

Welcome to SOAR (Society of Active Retirees), a year-round program of lectures, field trips and special events for lifelong learners. Based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, we serve nearly 900 active members who believe that anytime is a good time to learn something new. As you explore our website, you’ll see how much there is to do and see at SOAR. We’re glad you’ve discovered us!

What's New At SOAR

Spring Term Begins Monday April 17th

Watch your mail for SOAR's exciting Spring 2017 Schedule. You'll see nearly 100 classes, field trips and special events. Class registration begins Monday, March 20th at 10:00 a.m. Click here for more details.

March Registration Still Open for Field Trips

The following field trips are still accepting registration this month: March 28th (Container Gardening at Goldner-Walsh), April 5th (Packard Plant) and May 12th (Cyrano at MOT). Click here for more information.

Featured Faculty: Martin Herman PhD

Get to know opera maven and veteran SOAR faculty member Martin Herman, honored by Jewish Family Services in 2016 with the prestigious "8 Over 80 Tikkun Olam" award (Click here).

You Oughtta Be In Pictures

Visit our Photo Gallery for photos of our members from 2016 field trips.

Summer 2017 Dance on Film Festival

On July 17, 18 and 19, enjoy a screening of the "Broadway's Lost Treasures Collection" featuring legendary stars in your favorite song-and-dance performances. Click here for more information.

Inclement Weather Policy

We hope that snow is a distant memory. But, just in case Mother Nature sends more storms our way, please read SOAR's "Snow and Inclement Weather Policy".