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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.

We help older adults age with confidence.  Fresh meals, handy grab bars and compassionate care ease both your concerns and those of your family.  Our local nonprofit brings services to where you live, or you can live with us in one of our senior communities in Madison, Sun Prairie or Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

Based in Madison 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!

Independent Living, Inc. was disappointed to learn that United Way will not provide funding in 2020.  It negatively impacts low-income community elders who need some support to stay independent in their homes.  CEO Brian Miller, members of the ILI Board of Directors and program managers appreciate the years of previous support from United Way and hope the partnership can find ways to continue.
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!

Ready for You: A New Option in Senior Living

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Independent Living, Inc. is excited to present Tennyson Senior Living Community, a new retirement community in Madison’s northeast neighborhoods. The first phase of the multi-phase project is complete.  Residents are enjoying beautiful apartments with tasteful finishes and abundant sunlight; a welcoming lobby with community spaces, and a senior-focused Health & Wellness Center.  All apartments (studios, one and two bedrooms) have supportive services available.  Fundraising is ongoing, to make this community as affordable as possible. For information about how your gift can make a lasting impact, contact Brian Miller at 608-274-7900.

Prospective residents are encouraged to arrange a personal tour. Contact Peggy Schmudlach at 608-268-5499 or Tennyson@independentlivinginc.org.  We look forward to welcoming you to this great new community!

In The News

United Way Cuts Funding to Independent Living December 11, 2019

Independent Living, Inc., a local nonprofit serving seniors and adults with disabilities, was advised that United Way of Dane County declined to continue funding into 2020. “It was disappointing to receive this message from an organization that ...

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