In all of her 75 years, Wanda Auer had never lived alone. That changed when her husband of 57 years went to live in a nursing home last summer. Auer had done her best to care for him after his 2019 dementia diagnosis but was no longer able to keep him safe and healthy at home. "Ours is a true love story," Auer told staff at the Region IV Area Agency on Aging, which serves Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties. "I met him when I was a teenager, and we’ve been connected at the hip since the first day we met."