Editorial Manager

Mayra Rocha

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Mayra, a native of the south side of Chicago, is a Editorial Manager for Neighborhoods.com and 55places.com. During her time as a 55places.com writer, she traveled to several active adult communities in Florida where she gained extensive knowledge and insight about the 55+ communities, amenities, and active adult lifestyles.

Before joining the team, she was a quality assurance editor at Groupon. She is also a freelance writer for online educational websites and print trade publications as well as a blogger who wrote articles about her experiences as an urban Latina for independent nonprofit organizations.


287 Articles by Mayra Rocha

  • 8 Retirement Hobbies for Animal Lovers

    by Mayra Rocha on January 7th, 2022

    If you own a pet, you can incorporate them into fun activities that you can share together to make new memories. Animals, whether you own one or you're considering adoption, can be fun companions for retirees. Some studies have also shown that active adult community residents who own pets are more social, active, and happy.

  • 10 Surprising Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Active Adults

    by Mayra Rocha on December 17th, 2021

    Yoga and meditation have been used as an alternative form of exercise to keep the mind and body healthy and happy. Practicing yoga improves balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength, while meditation helps keep the mind sharp, relieves stress and anxiety, and can strengthen your immune system.

  • Homes for Sale at Valencia Bonita in Bonita Springs, FL

    by Mayra Rocha on November 3rd, 2021

    Located between Fort Myers and Naples, Valencia Bonita offers active adults resort-style amenities and a vacation-inspired lifestyle in a vibrant, 55+ community. For interested homebuyers seeking the best that a Southwest Florida retirement has to offer, take a look at Valencia Bonita.

  • 10 Golf Course Communities in California

    by Mayra Rocha on October 28th, 2021

    Many active adult communities in California offer golf as a central feature in their long list of resort-style amenities. If you're dreaming of perfecting your backswing or working on your short game during your Golden Years, then you'll want to check out these ten awesome golf communities in the Golden State.

  • The Best Lowest-Priced Communities in Pennsylvania

    by Mayra Rocha on October 1st, 2021

    Pennsylvania is considered one of the most retirement-friendly states in the country. With so many benefits for retirees combined with a great selection of affordable age-restricted communities, it's no wonder active adults flock to the Keystone State. Check out the top lowest-priced communities in Pennsylvania.