Support Groups

Facial Paralysis and Bell’s Palsy Support Groups

The Facial Paralysis and Bell’s Palsy Foundation sponsors support groups for those dealing with the physical, emotional and social effects of Bell’s palsy and long-term facial paralysis. We believe that connecting with others who are experiencing many of the same challenges and concerns is of great benefit.

We currently have support group meetings in the following locations:

  • Garden Grove, California
  • Beverly Hills, California
  • San Diego, California
  • Portland, Oregon vicinity

We also periodically sponsor online support group meetings, which are accessible from most computers and smartphones.

If you are interested in being added to our contact list for upcoming meetings, then please contact us at: facialparalysisfound@gmail.com


Upcoming Support Group Meetings

Orange County Support Group Meeting – Monday, June 3rd at 6:30 p.m. – with Dr. Jeremiah Tao

We are excited to welcome Dr. Jeremiah Tao to our next Orange County facial paralysis support group meeting, at a special time, on Monday, June 3rd, at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Tao is an ophthalmologist and oculofacial plastic surgeon at UC Irvine Medical Center, and he will discuss, “Facial Nerve Paralysis and The Eye.”

Many of our group members deal with eye care issues on a daily basis, and this will be a great opportunity to gain practical tips to help preserve your vision, and to hear about the latest treatment options available.

Since this is an evening meeting, we will provide a light meal of sandwiches and chips/sides for attendees at 6:15 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This gathering will take place at the office of Ascend Physical Therapy, 12465 Lewis Street, Suite, 101, Garden Grove, CA (in the City View office complex, SW corner). Office #714-703-8477.  Free parking is available onsite.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by email to:  facialparalysisfound@gmail.com.   We hope you will join us for this informative presentation!


Our support groups are open to all persons with facial paralysis and their families, so please come join us!