S1165 The Supreme Court of Warren Burger on 5/17 from 1 - 3 p.m. has been CANCELLED.


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

Spring Term Launched Monday April 17th

SOAR's spring term offers nearly 100 classes, field trips and special events. Registration is OPEN. Click here for more information.

Hooray for Volunteers

April was National Volunteer Appreciation Month, a perfect time to acknowledge the nearly 250 SOAR members who pitched-in during the past year to make our accomplishments possible. Thank you! 

For a list of 2016-2017 volunteers, click here.

Featured Faculty: Sharon O'Brien MA

The originator of SOAR and the chairperson of its first Board of Directors reflects on the organization's past, present and future. (Click here)

Summer 2017 Dance on Film Festival

On July 17, 18 and 19, enjoy a screening of the "Broadway's Lost Treasures Collection" featuring legendary stars in your favorite song-and-dance performances. Click here for more information.

You Oughtta Be In Pictures

Visit our Photo Gallery for photos of our members from 2016 field trips.