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Senior Living in the Heart of the Hilldale Neighborhood!

Evening Meals on Wheels

Fresh, chef-prepared meals delivered every evening!

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Independent Senior Living with Services as Needed

Welcome to Independent Living, Inc.

Age well with us.  As a decision maker, you can manage your independence with choices from Independent Living. These choices cover two broad areas:

  • a vast array of in-home support, and
  • exemplary senior living communities.

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, and serving primarily Dane County, we are a local nonprofit serving seniors and adults with disabilities. To learn more about personal care, senior apartments, Evening Meals on Wheels, home modifications and many other options, browse through our website.  Or simply contact us at 608-274-7900. We look forward to serving you so that you can enjoy your independence!

Save September 19 to Swing a Club and Support a Cause

You’re invited to join us for our 6th Annual Golf Outing! We’ll meet you at University Ridge Golf Course where you can enjoy one of the last days of summer with great friends and friendly competition.  It’s a shotgun start at 10 a.m. with lunch and reception included.  Sponsorship opportunities ensure that you can have a greater presence among golfers!  More information is available here. Or just call Sue Berg at 608-274-7900.


Personal care, housekeeping and numerous options are offered through Independent Living, Inc.


Select our in-home services to help you manage your life at home.  We take care of you and your home so that you can enjoy more independence.

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Compassionate medical care at home is provided by Independent Health Care.


Evening Meals on Wheels has delicious menus and numerous dietary options. A fresh, nutritious meal comes to your door, delivered by a volunteer who also makes sure you are OK.

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Senior living communities in Madison, Fitchburg and Sun Prairie are managed by Independent Living, Inc.


Interested in an easier lifestyle?  Live in one of our friendly senior living communities in Madison, Fitchburg or Sun Prairie!

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In a year’s time, we touch more than 3,000 lives. For more than 40 years, Independent Living, Inc. has been your local connection to an independent life. Our numerous options give you choices. Contact us today with your questions by sending email or calling 608-274-7900. We look forward to hearing from you!

Open Now! A New Option in Senior Living

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Independent Living, Inc. is excited about Tennyson Senior Living Community, a new retirement community now open in Madison’s northeast neighborhood. The first phase of the multi-phase project is complete: a four-story assisted living residence with beautiful finishes and abundant sunlight; a welcoming lobby with community spaces, and a senior-focused Health & Wellness Center.  The next phase, in planning stages now, will have one and two-bedroom independent apartments.  Fundraising is ongoing with naming opportunities available. For information about how your gift can make a lasting impact, contact Brian Miller at 608-274-7900.

Prospective residents are encouraged to inquire and visit. Contact Residence Director Peggy Schmudlach at 608-268-5499 or Tennyson@independentlivinginc.org.  We look forward to welcoming you to this great new community!

In The News

Fore-Ward to 6th Annual Golf Outing July 16, 2019

September 19th, join us for our 6th Annual Golf Outing at University Ridge! Enjoy great company, good food and a friendly round of golf at a golf course rated Best in Madison 15 times by Madison Magazine.  All proceeds from the outing benefit senior...

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