SOAR's Fall 2017 term continues through 11/17.


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 Is On The Move

Anticipating the end-of-year closing of the WSU Oakland Center, SOAR will soon select 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!

Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to SOAR member Martin Rose, winner of our spring 2017 photo contest, whose photos appear on the front cover of the fall course catalog. Martin received a $50 VISA gift card and the thanks of our marketing team. Well done, Martin!

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.