Based out of Richmond, Virginia, Mac McLean is a freelance writer who has spent the past seven years helping small businesses and nonprofits share their stories. His most recent work has appeared in the AARP Bulletin and on the websites for Arbor Homebuilders, Cascara Vacation Rentals, and PlanningCommunities.org,

McLean also produces weekly local government monitoring reports for clients in the municipal solid waste industry with Waste Alert. Before this, McLean worked as a features reporter/staff writer for The Bulletin (Central Oregon), the Bristol Herald Courier (Southwest Virginia), and the Danville Register & Bee (Southern Virginia).

AARP Oregon

Help for Family Caregivers in Oregon

Two caregiving experts offer tips about what to do if and when an older loved one needs your help.

OregonSaves Ready for Launch

Oregon’s new retirement savings program helps those who don’t have an IRA or a 401(k) at work.

Pandemic Compels Oregonians to Shift to Telehealth

A lack of high speed internet complicates telemedicine’s roll-out for many  seniors.

Where You Live Could Impact Your Brain Health

Your neighborhood’s proximity to parks and other amenities can impact the likelihood you’ll develop dementia.

Arbor Builders / Cascara Vacation Rentals

Best Mountain Biking Trails in Sunriver

The Deschutes River, Roundabout and Swan Song mountain biking trails are at the top of this list,

Explore Volcanoes
in Sunriver

Sunriver’s volcanic past has yielded igneous rocks, lava tubes, pristine lakes, and dramatic waterfalls.

Financing a new construction home

Three government programs could help you build a new home.

Nine design styles to try for your next dream home

From classic to modem, these interior design styles will help you decorate and furnish your home.

The Bulletin

Drug theft affects care

State officials investigated 29 cases of medication theft at Central Oregon long-term care facilities from 2009 to 2013.

Piping a hero’s farewell

Two bagpipe players who served in the military honor their fellow veterans with a free graveside performance.

Planning death: Choices and dialogue at the end of life

Aging boomers are limiting medical treatments to preserve their quality of life.

Reverse mortgages on the rise in Deschutes County

Deschutes County homeowners obtained almost 60 percent more reverse mortgages in 2014 than they did in 2013.


Friendly (Eugene, OR)

“This is a quirky little area,” says one real estate broker. “You either love it or you don’t”

Lansing (Salem, OR)

This post-war neighborhood is attracting new generation of  residents looking for something in a convenient location

Merriam Hill (Lexington, MA)

This historic town center neighborhood features Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, and Tudor-style houses

North Tabor (Portland, OR)

This overlooked neighborhood offers newer houses with easy access to shopping and two major employers.