SOAR's winter program begins February 21st. Registration is underway.


A Vibrant Lifelong Learning Community


A Vibrant Lifelong Learning Community



Thank you for your interest in SOAR, the Society of Active Retirees. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in lifelong learning. Our members represent a wide variety of backgrounds, life stages and world experiences. But we all share a common interest in learning.

How to Join

You automatically become a member of SOAR when you enroll in classes for the spring or fall term. Your membership fee is included with your tuition. The tuition fee for each six-week term is $80. As long as you continue to register for classes during at least one term per year, you remain a member in good standing and enjoy SOAR’s many benefits.


Membership in SOAR entitles you to:

  • Enroll in up to 8 classes per term, space available
  • Register for an unlimited number of additional classes at no extra fee during “open enrollment”
  • Receive invitations for exclusive field trips, film festivals and special events
  • Participate in shared interest groups at no additional membership charge
  • Receive SOAR course catalogs, newsletters and flyers in the mail and online


SOAR opens the door to a variety of enrichment opportunities. Join us to:

  • Become part of an organization designed specifically to meet your educational interests
  • Expand your understanding of art, history, science, current events and more
  • Experience lively discussions while sharing your knowledge and experience with others
  • Meet like-minded people and build new friendships
  • Add life to your years by exercising your mind and having fun!

Next Steps

To join SOAR, call our office at 248-626-0296, or send us a message on the contact us page.

Still not sure about joining SOAR? Contact the office and request a guest pass to attend any open class.