Mac McLean

Copywriter, Writer

Providing your business or publication fresh, relevant content about older adults and the issues that affect their daily lives

Based out of Bend, Oregon, Mac McLean is a freelance writer who has spent the past seven years writing about baby boomers, seniors and the issues that affect their dailiy lives. This experience has eqyuooed him iwith an inde\-depth knowledge of these topics that makes him stand out among other freelance writers.
Content Types
Case Study, Interview, Website Copy, Live Event, Blog Post
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American University, M.A. Journalism
Bend, OR, USA|English

The AARP Bulletin

Vision Zero’s Vision—No Traffic Deaths

SPRINGFIELD, Oregon -- Rob Zako saw the deaths of a family killed while crossing the street as call to action. He's now working with AARP Oregon to eliminate pedestrian fatalities.

July 1st, 2016
Envisioning More Livable Cities

PORTLAND, Oregon -- AARP Oregon staff share some of the challenges and success stories they learned about while on a statewide livability discussion tour.

April 29th, 2019
Help for Veterans is Underused

SALEM, Oregon -- State officials and AARP Oregon launch a new effort to make sure veterans know about the programs that are designed to help them.

December 1st, 2017
Many Ways to Give Back

PORTLAND, Oregon -- Volunteer opportunities with AARP Oregon give older adults many ways to stay active and involved in their community.

May 1st, 2017
OregonSaves Ready for Launch

BEND, Oregon -- Small business owners say the state-managed retirement savings program OregonSaves could help them recruit and retain qualified employees.

October 1st, 2017
Expanding Respite Care is a Top Priority

SALEM, Oregon - Representatives from AARP Oregon hope a package of bills making its way through the legislature will help Oregonians afford the respite care they need.

December 1st, 2016

The Bulletin

Planning death

BEND, Oregon -- Baby boomers are changing how we die by pushing laws strengthening advance directives and allowing physician suicide through legislatures across the U.S.

July 20th, 2014
Managing meds can prevent drug interactions

BEND, Oregon -- Failing to understand how each drug a person takes interacts with other drugs, foods, or drinks could put him or her at risk of dangerous, even deadly, side effects.

October 23rd, 2015
Piping a hero’s farewell

PRINEVILLE, Oregon -- Paying homage to those who served, Military Honors by the Pipes seeks to play bagpipe music at every veteran's funeral in Oregon.

September 25th, 2015
Reverse mortgages on the rise in Deschutes County

BEND, Oregon -- Deschutes saw an increase in the number of reverse mortgages its homeowners sought from 2013 to 2014 -- bucking trends seen in other parts of the state and the U.S.

March 13th, 2015
Living the Alzheimer’s story

BEND, Oregon -- Julianne Moore's Oscar-winning performance in "Still Alice" is a story one Bend woman with early stage Alzheimer's disease knows all too well.

January 23rd, 2015
Retirement-community brewers take on Alzheimer’s

BEND, Oregon -- A local brewery and retirement community team up to fight Alzheimer's disease by releasing a special edition Imperial India Pale Ale.

November 28th, 2014

Waste Alert

Blog Post
Industry group wants more cardboard recycling

NEW YORK, New York -- The growth of online shopping could for local governments to change how cardboard is collected and processed for recycling.
Blog Post
County sees benefits and challenges with expanded food waste program

BEND, Oregon -- The Deschutes County Solid Waste Advisory Committee sees benefits and challenges in its effort to start a new food waste recycling program.
Blog Post
Compromise may keep Twin Falls’ recycling program alive

TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- Local officials struggle to keep their recycling program going in the wake of new restrictions from China's National Sword policy.

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