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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

Winter Term Begins February 1st

Register now for two winter class terms to be held on Wednesdays in February and March. Click here for more details.

Inclement Weather Policy

Winter is here, and with it, the promise of snow. Click here to read about SOAR's "Snow and Inclement Weather Policy".

A New Film Club Is Forming

Ralph Stromberg is proposing a new film club for SOAR members who enjoy viewing and discussing movies on historical topics. Interested? Contact Ralph at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.