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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!

Starring: SOAR

Watch our 8-minute, member-produced video describing the many features and benefits of a SOAR membership (Click Here to view our video online) .

New SOAR Members: Save the Date!

If you’re eager to meet other participants and learn about the benefits of your SOAR membership, don't miss this fall’s New Member Orientation Meeting on Friday, October 7th. (Click Here to download the flyer for more information)

Suggest a SIG

To offer even more benefit to its members, SOAR is expanding its selection of Shared Interest Groups (SIGs)…and we want YOUR ideas! Contact our new SIG Chairperson Ellen Slutzky to suggest an interest that you’d like to share with other SOAR members. (Read More)

Films Selected for Fall Festival

Join us for SOAR’s 2016 Fall Film Festival, September 13-15 to view and discuss three extraordinary, award-winning films, each with a Detroit or Michigan connection. (Read More)