About Us

  • Page Robbins functions as an independent, non-profit agency with oversight of daily operations and professional staff conducted by a volunteer board of directors.

Page Robbins Adult Day Center began in 1995 as an outgrowth from the work of compassionate individuals in the Collierville area. Collierville United Methodist Church housed a caregiver support group, whose members recognized a significant need in their community: caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, caring for their caregivers, and providing much needed respite.

Through the efforts of these caregivers and the community at large, Page Robbins was formed. Collierville Alzheimer’s Day Care Center opened in September of 1995 and was located in Collierville Christian Church for six years.

As the program grew, it became apparent that a larger facility would be needed to accommodate future clients and activities. In 2003, when the program moved to its current location on Houston Levee, its name was changed to Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center. The Halle and Robbins family donated the land on which the Center currently resides.

Almost two decades after our grassroots beginning, Page Robbins is continuing to grow. Like those caregivers, individuals, and groups who saw this organization into its fledgling stages, it is our community and its unflagging support that continues to make our care exceptional and cost affordable.

Page Robbins functions as an independent, non-profit agency with oversight of daily operations and professional staff conducted by a volunteer board of directors. Funding comes in the form of client fees and charitable donations. Page Robbins receives no government funding. We must raise approximately $700,000 each year to cover operating costs, as client fees bring in far less than what is needed to operate the Center.

While our beautiful building was designed for the specific purpose of providing an inviting environment for our clients, it is our people, staff, supporters, and volunteers that make Page Robbins Adult Day Center a special place to be.

What’s In a Name?

Many have asked if Page Robbins was a real person, and the answer is yes! Mrs. Robbins was born in 1915 in Blytheville, Arkansas and died in 1976 in Osceola, Arkansas. She was married to Guy Robbins for 43 years and had two children, James G. Robbins and Patricia Page Robbins Halle, and four grandchildren.

A more authentic person would likely be hard to find. Page Robbins sang in the adult choir at the Methodist Church. She dressed up to greet trick-or-treaters on Halloween. She played active games with the children. She helped her neighbors and those in need by going to the drug store or grocery for them and by taking them to doctor’s appointments. She served when and where needed. Her life was spent being a great mother, grandmother, wife, and friend to so many whom her life touched.

Her son, James G. Robbins, and her grandson, David P. Halle, Jr., donated the 2 acres of land where our facility sits, at the northwest corner of Houston Levee Road and Wolf River Boulevard. They also contributed generous financial support to build and help grow our Center that now bears their mother and grandmother’s name. Mrs. Robbins did not have any memory loss, and unfortunately died at a very early age of heart disease. But the Robbins and Halle family felt that our work would be a fitting tribute to this woman they loved dearly.

When she died suddenly of a massive heart attack in 1976, the local paper, The Osceola Times wrote in part:

“The entire community was shocked and saddened when it was announced that Page Robbins had died. Mrs. Robbins was loved by all who knew her and radiated joy wherever she went.”

We aim to be an organization that speaks to the life of Mrs. Robbins: help for the caregiver, joy for the participant, and strong support for our community.