Nan McKay: We Are All Old People in the Coronavirus Life

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Nan McKay

The pandemic has thrown us into a whole new world of fear, uncertainty and isolation. But we don’t want to let it eat up our day and our person. We have to find a new way to deal with the isolation. We are all older people because we all have experience living the old life – and this is a new life.

She gives 5 tips for surviving isolation. She also talks about her favorite technology programs, including some which greatly help when working remotely.

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About nanmckay

Nan has been President of Nan McKay and Associates, Inc. since 1980. She started Nan McKay Connects LLC in 2019 and has started 4 other businesses over the last 50 years. She has received numerous awards including the Allan Anderson Award of Merit from Minnesota National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, the Section 8 Administrators Award, in 2018 the National Association of Women Business Owners’ (NAWBO) Signature Award for Southern California, and in 2019 she was selected by NAWBO as the California Woman Business Owner of the Year. She was co-founder of Minnesota Women in Housing and has served on the Board of Directors for the National Leased Housing Association for many years. She has two buildings named after her in Minnesota, a 10-story elderly high-rise, the Nan McKay Building, and a family subsidized development, McKay Manor. Nan now hosts four podcast shows featuring stories of women empowerment, oral history makers of affordable housing and community development, and stories of ordinary people coping with COVID-19 pandemic.;

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