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.

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664 Articles by Mayra Rocha

  • 10 Surprising Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Active Adults

    by Mayra Rocha on December 31st, 2020

    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.


  • Enjoy a Charming Retirement in New York's Carmel Area

    by Mayra Rocha on December 22nd, 2020

    New York's Carmel area is perfect for retirees looking for a tranquil, small-town setting with plenty of outdoor recreation yet still close to big-city entertainment. Clarkstown, Cortlandt, Yorktown Heights, Middletown, and Central Valley are just some of the cities that make up the Carmel area.


  • The Best Lowest-Priced Communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

    by Mayra Rocha on December 14th, 2020

    The Dallas-Fort Worth area is the fourth largest inland metro area in the U.S. This region has attracted retirees over the years because of its booming economy, sporting events, and local attractions. Another major draw for retirees to the Dallas-Fort Worth area is the rich selection of affordable active adult communities.


  • Active Adult Communities With On-Site Shopping in Florida

    by Mayra Rocha on September 17th, 2020

    With more retirees wanting to remain active during retirement, they're seeking communities that offer a walkable environment that will fit their lifestyle. If you love to shop and you want to be within walking distance of incredible amenities, check out these 55+ communities in Florida with on-site shopping.


  • 5 Affordable Active Adult Communities in Northern California

    by Mayra Rocha on July 14th, 2020

    Northern California's unique landscape also provides a variety of prime locations where these age-restricted communities can enjoy urban areas with modern amenities or tranquil, small-town settings. Here are five affordable active adult communities in Northern California.