SUPPORT GROUPS - In Person and Online

Led by Lauren, Alzheimer’s Association Facilitator and Educator


We Are Expanding!

Three Memory Care Homes in Torrance, one coming soon to Solvang, and a Memory Care Campus coming to Westchester! We are thrilled to be opening up our special services to people all across California.

On Spotify & Apple Podcasts - Lauren Mahakian's PODCAST

Unlocking the Doors of Dementia with LAUREN™

Store Coming Soon!

Everything we own, including our clothes, should work for us, and that is no different for people with memory loss. That’s why Lauren Mahakian is creating clothing with memory-impaired people in mind. Stay tuned, as we will be sharing more information soon!

Memory Care Homes

5 and 6-Resident State-of-Art Homes in Torrance and Solvang, California, offering all-inclusive specialty services.  Learn more.

Care Management at Home

For the many families that prefer that their loved one stay at home, Care Management is a great option. Our Memory Care Certified Staff will provide an Assessment of the patient’s condition, offer Recommendations, design a Personalized Care Plan, and Coordination and Advocacy with the extensive medical and care teams. We will monitor and guide. We will even incorporate aspects and provide access to many of our Stimuli™ activities and menus that make our memory homes so successful. You are not alone.

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Support Groups

Join a SUPPORT GROUP  led by LAUREN Mahakian, Facilitator & Educator for Alzheimer’s Association, Los Angeles. Get the care you need. online virtual

Podcast & Articles

Unlocking the Doors of Dementia with LAUREN™

Stay up to date with our INSIGHTS ON DEMENTIA and many of LAUREN’S published articles in her Newspaper Columns

Read our Latest Posts on our Education page!

Identifying dysphagia, seeking care

By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in Santa Ynez Valley News on 4/28/2021 The English language is filled with both simple and complex words. When someone uses an overly complex word in ordinary circumstances, they’re sometimes accused of...

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IN-PERSON Support Groups


1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month.

10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church

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IN-PERSON Support Groups in TORRANCE

2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.

10:00 am to 11:30 am.

FCMC Boutique at 3414 West 226th Street, Torrance
(Park on Madrona Ave.)


These groups are part of our  Memory, Coffee and Compassion Support Group™. Casual and welcoming groups filled with honesty and authenticity. Led by LAUREN MAHAKIAN, Care Manager, certified dementia practitioner, and facilitator/educator for the Alzheimer’s Association.


1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month.

10:00 am to 11:30 am.

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This online option is also part of our  Memory, Coffee and Compassion Support Group™ organized by LAUREN MAHAKIAN.

Lauren Writes for the Santa Ynez Valley News.

Lauren is thrilled to open her fourth home in the valley were she spent many of her younger years. She is looking to learn more about her neighbors and to serve them with her new construction, state of the art, 6-resident home opening in Spring 2021 in Chalk Hill – Solvang. As she serves her residents, she continues to serve families with valuable information in the Santa Ynez Valley News column.

Lauren Writes for PV News.

Great articles in PV News by Lauren Mahakian, contributing writer. She addresses everything from Dietary choices, Stimulating Activities, Emotional Guidance and Safety Precautions when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Cognitive Disorders.

Great article by Duane Plank in the El Segundo Herald. Learn more about Family Connect Memory Care and Lauren Mahakian’s commitment for the families she serves.

Part of our STIMULI program. Our resident shares some Van Gogh!



When your loved one is confronted with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s difficult to know all the answers. However, when you call Lauren at Family Connect Care, you can get the facts you need as well as the emotional support your family deserves. With multiple packages, Family Connect offers your family help based on your own individual needs.


We are more than proud of developing and bringing the StimuliTM program to our homes and care management! Focusing on ongoing assessments and integrated sensory stimulation, we focus on activities to encourage, heighten socialization, concentration, mood, and self esteem for those experiencing memory and cognitive challenges, increasing responses and interactions.


Plenty of research has demonstrated the connection between mental health and music. Here at Family Connect Care, our staff is trained and certified in music therapy, which allows them to treat our clients through artistic and holistic methods. Not only does music therapy assist our clients in terms of health, but it drastically improves their quality of life.


FCMC is the only memory care home utilizing this amazing, gentle, soft touch method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system. It is shown to improve the central nervous, respiratory, digestive, musculoskeletal, and circulatory systems, and help with PTSD, depression, and anxiety.


PIXIE is a new program to diagnose and monitor urinary tract infections. Family Connect Care is the only memory care facility in LA County to implement such a program, putting our clients in a position of knowledge and safety regarding their health. PIXIE is available for all our clients, from those in our memory care homes to those tracking their health from home.


Why Family Connect Memory Care?

From our Residents

Dear Lauren, We would like to thank you and all the employees who take such good care of us. Thank you for the Christmas presents and decorations, especially for the poinsettia plants on the patios. We appreciate all the Christmas thoughts you bring everyday. Thanks for all you do.

True Boutique Facility and Care

Almost 2 years ago Lauren and her team came to our rescue. My aunt, who had been at an assisted living facility needed surgery and could not return to that facility, so we had to act quickly. One call to Lauren and after assessing my aunt would be a good fit at the...

The Best Decision We Made, Even During Covid-19

South Bay Memory Care and the Family Connect Care group have been a blessing to our family. In March of 2020, our family made the very difficult decision to move my father, who had dementia, from a larger facility. From day one, he and our family were welcomed into...

Advocacy to Keep my Father Young

LAUREN and her company Family Connect Care offers something wonderful and unique for those who want to age at home. We started using LAUREN's services about two and half years ago when my father’s wife died. Dad, who is a very young 93 year old, lives by himself, and...

A Vision of Care and Continuing Support

Thank you Lauren and FCC. I recognize that the exceptional care for my wife and the other residents comes from your vision for and commitment to a unique and special kind of care that you envisioned and have implemented. Your staff selection, retention, ongoing...

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