Harvey Djerf loves strolling through his Plymouth, Minnesota neighborhood and he’s been doing it as long as anyone can remember. But at 95, he sometimes has to take a break to catch his breath on his twice-daily walks.
So when his neighbors noticed this, one put a chair out for him so he could take a load off and rest for a few minutes when he needed to. And when other neighbors saw Harvey resting in a chair, they decided to do it too. Now the neighborhood is filled with chairs - Harvey chairs.
That’s not all his neighbors do for him. In winter, they shovel a path to the chairs for him. And some even bring him a fresh cooked meal, which helps so much since his wife is recovering from a stroke in a nursing home. “It’s lonesome being alone,” Harvey explains. So that sense of community helps keep him going and enjoying those walks.