55 plus communities must be registered with the state of Florida and are given specific guide lines to follow. The condo docs will detail the requirements in each community based on these guide lines. Be sure to read over the condo docs, you have 3 day right of recession to review and determine if the community fits your goals.
In most cases no person may live,permanently, in a 55 plus community unless they meet the age requirement. There are restrictions on number of days anyone,family,friend,tenants may occupy the property.
Please check your condo docs and work closely with your REALTOR.
Good luck to you.