I'm working with a young couple-Shelly and Sam- who is buying their mother's home. It's the home Shelly grew up in, and it's the home she plans to be in for the rest of her life. She told me "My children will have to carry me out of here!" Unfortunately for many seniors, this is the extent of their planning. They white knuckle their way from day to day all the while not knowing of community services that exist to help them STAY in their homes.
A Naturally Occuring Retirement Community (NORC) is a neighborhood or community where seniors work together to stay in their homes and age as neighbors. Imagine a block consisting of the original homeowners that have organized weekly transportation to the grocer, pharmacy, doctor, and community events. A group of people who look out for each other. Sounds like a hybrid of a community action group and an intentional community such as cohousing.
St. Louis Park, Minnesota is a pioneer. They have been working with the Administration on Aging to form a NORC group they have called Nurturing our Retired Citizens. They have formed parish nursing programs, senior resource directories, and a newsletter.
If you aren't able to find senior community resources in your area, reach out and ask. The Twin Cities has a vibrant community of senior professionals that network with each other on a weekly basis. If you can't find the resource you're looking for, chances are there is someone in the senior profession who can point you in the right direction.