Inquiries Welcome about Tennyson Senior Living Community

The Gardens

Senior Living in the Heart of the Hilldale Neighborhood!

Evening Meals on Wheels

Fresh, chef-prepared meals delivered every evening!

The Gardens

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!

Magical Midsummer’s Eve Soirée

June 20, prepare for enchantment. Leave with awareness.
Midsummer’s Eve is a one-of-a-kind soirée in support of our mission to serve seniors. Hosted at Vignette Private Dining Club, the evening features mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres, delectable desserts, a luxury raffle and captivating company. Tickets are $45.  Can’t attend? Buy raffle tickets instead, and we’ll manage them for you by proxy.  Just $10 each or 6 tickets for $50.  The prize list is extraordinary, ranging in value from $35 to $2225! See the prizes on our Facebook page.   Please register today!
Questions? Contact Sue Berg at 608-268-9628 or sberg@independentlivinginc.org.

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. When complete, this multi-phase development project will have one and two-bedroom independent apartments, one and two-bedroom assisted living apartments, and memory care units.  Special features include a health and wellness center with an underwater treadmill in its therapy pool! 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 608-268-9645 or Tennyson@independentlivinginc.org.  We look forward to welcoming you to this great new community!

In The News

Tennyson Receives Commercial Design Award April 4, 2019

Independent Living, Inc. is proud to announce that Tennyson Senior Living Community was honored as Best New Development - Residential (Multi-Unit) by In Business magazine's Commercial Design Awards 2019. The award was presented April 4 by Jon ...

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