Cards for Connection

In 2020 Form1 launched Cards for Connection, a heart-felt project originally designed to inspire meaningful conversations in residential Aged Care facilities.

Dreamed up by Form1 CEO Steve Shirlaw, and inspired by the relationship with his Grandma, this beautiful pack of cards was developed with residents and their families in mind. 

Cards for Connection are simple, fun, and effective. They enable families, friends, and residents, and their carers, to play, share and connect on a daily basis. 

Whether you have two minutes or a whole day, Cards for Connection will create endless hours of important conversations with the people you love.

Categories include:

  • Memory Maker – Share your stories before they’re forgotten.
  • Let’s Talk About… – A light and easy way to connect with your loved ones.
  • Quiet Time – Have fun and connect, even when you don’t feel like talking.
  • Every Picture Tells A Story – Use imagery to ignite your imagination.
  • Train Your Brain – Puzzles and games to keep happy brains mentally active.

Form1 has also developed Cards for Connection with a focus on students, patients, and your family and friends. Packs are $50 each and all proceeds from Cards for Connection are donated to charities of our choice.

Email us here to enquire and purchase your pack. 

Made For Your Residents

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

Cards For Connection were designed to encourage meaningful conversations between families, friends, and strangers, in residential Aged Care facilities.


Made For You

“The most important things in life are the connections you make with others.” – Tom Ford

Cards for Connection, made for you, are a special pack that will inspire you to play, share and connect with others on a daily basis.


Made For Your Students

“Play is our brains favourite way of learning.” – Diane Ackerman

Cards for Connection, made for students, will encourage conversations and play between students, their peers and teachers.

"Most people who’ve had trauma in childhood have lost the capacity to dream. At Destiny we give them with hope and the chance to dream again." Janine Epere, CEO & co-founder, Destiny Haven
"Some towns make more money in one day from Variety Bash than they make in a year so everyone benefits." Steve Shirlaw, Form1 Group CEO,
"A pleasure to witness a great initiative from Form1 with Cards for Connection. I love the passion your organisation presents, not just with the core business, but with your culture, commitment and look to improve our social connections." Mark Redding, Asset Manager, Uniting
"Cards for Connection are a great way to start meaningful conversations." Colin McDonnell, ‎Dementia and Wellbeing Consultant, Calvary Care

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