NCOA is committed to ensuring that every person, every community, and our nation can age well. Older adults differ from each other in many ways including race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, health conditions, physical abilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status and language. We may also differ in our thoughts, perspectives, values, and political affiliations. It all begins with talking about what matters. Use this guide to spark conversations in your community.