We are Growing to Support even more Families!

A six-resident home open in SOLVANG.

Three Memory Care Homes open in TORRANCE.

A 4-home campus in WESTCHESTER, opening Spring 2023 to meet varying /advancing needs.

SUPPORT GROUPS - In Person and Online

Led by Lauren, Alzheimer’s Association Facilitator and Educator


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!

Residency Available in Solvang:

Call 310-383-1877 to Inquire.

From our Families…

Memory, Coffee, and Compassion Support Groups®

for anyone navigating memory care issues or loved ones

VIRTUAL - From Anywhere!

Every 1st & 3rd
Wednesday of the Month
10am - 11am

This virtual event is part of our Memory, Coffee, and Compassion Series led by FCMC CEO Lauren Mahakian. We have created this space to be open to caregivers and family members for all stages of memory disorders.

In this relaxed, honest, and convenient environment, anyone can join our supportive community, no matter where they are.


Every 2nd & 4th
Wednesday of the Month
10am - 11am

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
Aldersgate Room

26438 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274

Safety guidelines in place. Limited Space.

VIRTUAL - Through Solvang Library!

Every 3rd
Thursday of the Month
10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for this segment of our Brain Booster Educational Class Series led by Lauren Mahakian, the Founder oand CEO of Family Connect Memory Care. In this fun & interactive class you will learn basic information about memory, why we forget, and how memory changes over the lifespan, as well as memory-enhancing lifestyle strategies and skill-building "neurobics" to maintain memory fitness. If you're looking for education, humor, and community, you won't want to miss this!

SOLVANG - In Person!

Every 1st
Thursday of the Month
10:30am - 11:30am

A monthly support group for anyone navigating memory care issues for loved ones or themselves--Informal conversations led by Lauren Mahakian.

Solvang Library

1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463

Safety guidelines in place. Limited Space.

Take a Tour of our New Home in Solvang!

Now providing private tours of this state-of-the-art home!

Email busoffice@familyconnectcare.com to schedule an appointment.

Informational Videos

Friends and Loved Ones!

Fun Times at Our Homes!

Memory Care Homes

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

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

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.

Learn more.

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!

Solvang: a beautiful, safe, HOME

A heart-felt letter from a resident's daughter -- Lauren, I’ve been writing this letter, in my mind, for more than a year.     My mom, Judy, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s/dementia several years ago.  I had no idea what that meant as far as my mom’s future and her...

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Take yourself, or a loved one, on a joy ride

By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in PV News on 03/9/2022 Joy riding. Who said it was just for the young? When we think of joy riding, the sounds of music, hair in the wind, and the freedom to dream comes to mind; none of which should be...

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Design menus around finger foods

By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in Santa Ynez Velley News on 02/13/2022 Our Solvang home is now a true home. We have welcomed some beautiful residents, the sun is shining in our outdoor spaces, and there is always something cooking — an...

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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?

Home to Hospice to Passing. Thank you FCMC.

A letter from a resident's spouse-- Thank God for Lauren and the Chalk Hill care home. And I do! There comes a time for all of us caregivers when we realize that the care for our loved ones exceeds our ability. I had exhausted options for in-home care and day...

Comments from our Staff

A letter from a current staff member -- Family Connect Care… I love helping people and I have found Family Connect Care to be a place where I have learned a great deal from both the amazing seniors and staff. FCC is definitely a company where employees can learn and...

Solvang: a beautiful, safe, HOME

A heart-felt letter from a resident's daughter -- Lauren, I’ve been writing this letter, in my mind, for more than a year.     My mom, Judy, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s/dementia several years ago.  I had no idea what that meant as far as my mom’s future and her...

Dear Dementia Whisperer

A letter from a current Family Connect Memory Care Team Member -- In response to your question about what I kow about FCMC, allow me to consider this a short "essay style" exam question! As I navigate the company website, I always find myself drawn toward the...

Lauren puts a lot of thought and heart into what she does

I recently sold Lauren Mahakian a home in Solvang for the purpose of renovating it and utilizing it as a boutique care home for her clients that have Alzheimer’s and/or Dementia. She has several boutique homes in the South Bay area in Torrance and her clientele and...

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