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:

Upcoming Support Group Meetings

Beverly Hills Support Group Meeting  – Saturday, November 16th at 10:30 a.m. – with Jackie Diels, OT

We are pleased to welcome one of our favorite presenters, Jackie Diels, OT, a leading authority on Facial Neuromuscular Retaining (NMR), as our guest for the morning.

Jackie will present an overview of facial NMR during the first part of the meeting, and then will address questions from attendees during the second half of the session.  If you have specific questions, you can email them to us ahead of time so that Jackie can answer them in more detail during the meeting.

The group meeting will take place at 9401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 650, at the corner of Wilshire and Canon, in Beverly Hills.  If you are interested in attending, then please RSVP by email to:

We hope you will join us to gain information and connect with others who are dealing with facial paralysis!

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