Registration for fall classes begins at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 8th.


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

SOAR's Fall Course Catalog Is In Your Mailbox And Online

Check-out our collection of 74 classes, 6 field trips, 3 film festival showings, and 3 special events for Fall 2017. Click here to view the complete catalog. Registration begins Friday, September 8th at 10:00 AM.

Corrections to SOAR Fall Course Catalog

Please note two corrections to the calendar on page 8 of the SOAR Fall 2017 course catalog:

  • Cameron Wood's class on the afternoon of November 13th is #S1143.
  • Ulrike Klueh's class is listed twice on the calendar. The correct date is Thursday morning, October 26th.

Also, on page 6, Roger Weber's class is on Tuesday, November 7th.

SOAR Is On The Move

Anticipating the end-of-year closing of the WSU Oakland Center, SOAR is seeking a new home. Fall and winter terms will proceed as always, with Spring 2018 classes to launch in a new location. For more information about SOAR's move, click here. And stay tuned for reports of our site selection activities!

Join Us for SOAR's Fall Film Festival

On September 11, 12 and 13, enjoy a screening and facilitated discussion of three of Stanley Kubrick's most notable films. Susan Wood, arts consultant and Kubrick devotee, will lead the discussion. Click here for more information.

We Want YOU!

Committee volunteers are the power behind SOAR's success. And YOU can make a difference as a committee member or chair --- in planning programs, recruiting new members, raising funds, and more. Click here to learn about the opportunities.