April 25, 2020 —Meet Grant Bagley, Collington’s Featured Resident Of The Month. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Grant traveled over 2,000 miles away from home to further his education. He and his wife, Margaret, have proudly called Collington their home for the past nine years. Grant was kind enough to share his story of lifelong learning and the importance it serves to everyone willing to learn. Grant has always been happiest working towards and completing a goal. Continuing education has been a type of reset button for him. After acquiring a Bachelor’s Degree in Genetics from the University of Utah, Grant moved to Washington D.C. to attend The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. During the time of the Vietnam War, Grant put his schooling to good use volunteering to serve two years in the Air Force as a flight surgeon. His education did not stop there. Grant chose to move back to Utah to do research, teach, and attend classes at the University of Utah, where he received his law degree at S.J. Quinney College of Law.
After law school, Grant worked for the FDA and later worked for Arnold & Porter in D.C. where he ended up retiring. In both fields, he was able to help people and learn a great deal from intelligent people around him. Using science and evidence was where he found the most success in solving the problems of others.
Grant now lives happily at Collington, which he referred to as a place of opportunity. There are no limits to the activities one can be a part of and even create. He created an amateur radio station at Collington, plays bass in a band 2 nights a week in the cocktail lounge, and bicycles around Collington’s 125 acres and surrounding parklands. He believes in putting “an extreme overabundance of passion into everything” and has taken classes for videography and television production, studied woodworking, and has even taken acting classes and starred in television shows and plays. Grant encourages everyone to try something new every day. “Do not be afraid”. When asked for a piece of advice, he shared “Education is the most important thing you can do. Everyone around you has something to teach you. If you are willing to listen, it is incredible what you can learn.”