A caregiver support group at Collierville United Methodist Church recognized a need in their community – quality, affordable daytime care for their loved ones with memory loss. They began to dream, research, and do!
Collierville Alzheimer’s Day Care Center, founded by Nancy Joyner-Chute, opens for business, operating out of Collierville Christian Church.
After several years at Collierville Christian Church, Collierville Alzheimer’s Day Care Center moves to a storefront location due to upcoming construction and renovations at the church.
Collierville Alzheimer’s Day Care Center breaks ground on a new building at the corner of Houston Levee and Wolf River Boulevard on land donated by David Halle and his uncle, James G. Robbins.
Collierville Alzheimer’s Day Care Center officially opens the doors of its new state of the art adult day facility.
Collierville Alzheimer’s Day Care Center changes its name to Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center in honor of Julia Page Robbins, James G. Robbins’s mother and David Halle’s grandmother.
Julia Page Robbins was born in Blytheville, Arkansas in 1915 and died in Osceola, Arkansas in 1976. She was married to Guy Robbins for 43 years and had two children, James G. Robbins and Patricia Page Robbins Halle, and four grandchildren.
Page Robbins sang in the choir at the Methodist Church. She dressed up to greet trick-or-treaters on Halloween. She played games with the children. She helped her neighbors. She served when and where needed. Her life was spent being a great mother, grandmother, wife, and friend to many.
Her son, James G. Robbins, and her grandson, David P. Halle, Jr., donated the 2 acres of land where our facility sits. They also contributed generous financial support to grow our Center that now bears their mother and grandmother’s name. Mrs. Robbins did not have memory loss, and unfortunately died at an early age of heart disease. But her family felt our work would be a fitting tribute to this woman they loved so dearly.
When she died suddenly of a heart attack in 1976, The Osceola Times wrote: “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.
We added a beautiful, new walking garden to our campus. Karen’s Garden (named after our first Executive Director, Karen Absalom) features all kinds of beautiful flowers, shady trees, and sensory herbs. It’s the perfect place to enjoy an activity outside!
Page Robbins completes capital campaign to pay off the mortgage on the building, rendering the organization debt free.
Our team grew with the addition of a therapy dog, Daisy. Daisy is a sweet-natured goldendoodle. She is an excellent listener and never fails to put a smile on our faces.
Page Robbins turns 25! Although 2020 has been a strange year, it’s time to celebrate 25 years of the Best Days Ever. We can’t wait to see what the next 25 years hold.