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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

Lifelong Learners, You've Come to the Right Place!

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!

Schedule of Class Corrections as of 9/12/16

  1. The correct time for S1115, Port, is 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
  2. Mike Beltzman's classes S1125 & S1126 will be taught by other instructors.  ALL FILMS WILL BE SHOWN IN CLASS.
  3. Class S1148 on 10/20/16, Instructor Ann Curzan, has been moved to the Birmingham Temple.

New Shared Interest Group (SIG): The Power of Drumming

Want to explore the health benefits of drumming? A new group is forming. Express your interest in an email to Carol Katz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Place "Drumming Group" in the subject line).

New Shared Interest Group (SIG) - Canasta for Fun

Calling all advanced beginner or intermediate level canasta players to form a new SIG. Interested? Contact Sue Seidman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Featured Faculty: Stephen Steinhardt

Click here to get to know SOAR faculty member Stephen Steinhardt. To learn more about the mock trial he's hosting on Thursday, November 10th, please click the following links for a video preview: Video 1 - Video 2