Independent Senior Living for Adults in the McPherson, KS Area

    An outdoor patio at The Cedars in McPherson, KS

    One of the seating areas in the retirement community of The Cedars in McPherson, KS


    Nothing compares to The Cedars for carefree, independent senior living in the McPherson area. Our lush 60-acre campus offers maintenance-free living to adults aged 60 and above. With floor plans that suit your needs and amenities that promote healthy living, you can feel confident in your decision to spend your golden years at The Cedars.

     A multi-car garage in one of the housing units at The Cedars in McPherson, KS

    Housing Layout

    The Cedars consists of 115 patio homes, which are primarily arranged as duplexes. Our homes range from a cozy 650 square feet with convenient parking outside the front door to a spacious 1750 square foot home with an enclosed two-car garage. Inside every home, you’ll find a spacious kitchen with full-sized appliances and a washer and dryer. Your bathroom can be customized with handrails and low entry showers for full accessibility. Pets are welcome in certain homes. Our homes are designed to be easy to navigate as you age, without steps or elevation changes. If the size, layout, or location of your desired home is not available when you are ready to move, you have the option of occupying a different home until your desired site becomes available.

    A storage room in a home for independent senior living at The Cedars in McPherson, KS






     Washer and dryer units in the assisted living center at The Cedars in McPherson, KSA kitchen and living area at The Cedars in McPherson, KS

    Community Amenities

    At The Cedars, we encourage community involvement; your neighbors might become your best friends! Our Wellness and Conference Center is just a short walk from your front door. Residents frequent it for exercise groups, book clubs, special presentations, parties, and other activities and events. We also offer optional religious and spiritual activities for those who wish to participate. Cedars Cafe serves up a delicious hot and cold buffet. Outside, residents love taking the walking trail across our beautiful campus down to the lake. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in planned outings and activities around McPherson, Hutchinson, Salina, and Wichita. Residents who know learning doesn't stop in retirement will enjoy many learning and academic opportunities on our campus.

    One of the kitchens in the assisted living centers at The Cedars in McPherson, KS

    Contact Us Today

    In addition to independent senior living, The Cedars offers assisted living, healthcare living, and other arrangements for residents who may require special care, and we can accommodate your changing housing needs as you age. To learn more about The Cedars, call us at (620) 241-0919.



    John Ferrell

     Growing up in Texas, the son of a Free Methodist Pastor, John asked his father if it would be possible for him to attend Central College Academy in McPherson for his junior year in high school. While at Central College, John met his lifelong love, Claudine. Following graduation from McPherson College in 1951, he and Claudine taught at Centennial School in Rural McPherson County – Claudine the lower grades and John the upper. The Korean War was on the scene, and John joined the navy. Upon his return from service, he completed two years of graduate school at Seattle Pacific University. It was at that time that he began a 37-year relationship with Central Christian College serving as a social science professor, registrar, admissions counselor, student services staff, and finally 19 years as vice president for development. After his formal retirement from CCC, John worked for 20 years as a volunteer organizing college records.


    When asked why he and Claudine chose to come to the Cedars 5 years ago, John replied, “Claudine was experiencing health problems.” Some years earlier, then CEO LeRoy Weddle had invited John to serve as a trustee on the Cedars Board. This experience plus many other family and friends connections with The Cedars brought John and Claudine to The Cedars community.John Ferrell, one of the residents of The Cedars in McPherson, KS


    Retirees have many options when it comes to choosing a retirement setting. John shared that he was thankful for his years associated with The Cedars board. His and Claudine’s home was two stories with no bedroom or full bath on the first floor. As he had opportunity to come on the board, it was an opportunity to serve the McPherson community. The Free Methodist Church did not have an in-state retirement facility. In 1992 The Cedars broadened its church affiliation to include the Free Methodist constituency and has been intentional about serving a diverse group of people. John said, “The Cedars staff is loving and caring, the grounds and housing are beautiful, and residents are quality people.”


    [Prepared by Steven Gustafson from an interview with John Ferrell on May 17, 2017]