As a life sharing community, Triform provides all of its members, both with and without special needs, the opportunity to participate in a supportive and enriching life based on a profound spiritual respect for the individual, for the community and for the environment. The life and the curriculum that grow out of these values provide a rhythmic structure of daily work and activities accompanied by a rich social, cultural and spiritual life. The inner life of each person is nourished in a variety of ways, from time for quiet reflection to joyful celebrations of Festivals such as Michaelmas, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Easter and St. John’s Day. These seasonal celebrations help mark the rhythm of life at Triform and reflect the anthroposophical foundation upon which Triform is built.
What is learned in the homes, in the work area, in classes, and in therapies is further enhanced by community life and by exposure to the world beyond Triform. Outings, theatrical productions, poetry, music and community celebrations enhance the life of everyone. Common activities include hiking, shopping, sports, and picnics. Weekly outings are offered to museums, scenic and historic sites, craft fairs, concerts, plays or movies. Plays, musical concerts and events are hosted in Triform’s Falcon Hall and Phoenix Center.
Trips to nearby Hudson and occasional trips to New York City and Boston offer young people the chance to balance rural life with city life. Through these activities, each person has the possibility of discovering life long hobbies and interests as well as developing and deepening their connections to the larger world.