9401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 650
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Email: facialparalysisfound@gmail.com

Facial Paralysis Support Group Meetings

Our Facial Paralysis Support Group Offerings


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 to all involved.

We currently have active 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

Beverly Hills Support Group Meeting – Saturday, May 20th at 10:30 a.m. PST – “Putting Your Best Face Forward – In the Workplace and Beyond.”  

Our presenter will be Dr. Faye Wachs, Prof. of Sociology at CalPoly Pomona, who recently interviewed over 100 persons with facial paralysis as part of a year-long research study. She will share from her findings on the impact of facial differences on our career and professional lives.
Dr. Wachs, along with psychotherapist Judy Baer, will provide practical tips for navigating job interviews, communicating in the workplace, and dealing with social functions. We will also take time for sharing and networking within the group.

As an added bonus, professional photographer Joy Orosky will be present to take complimentary head shot photos for our attendees! These photos will be appropriate to use for business cards, resumes and social media, and each participant will receive two poses to be taken that morning.

. This support group will meet at our usual location, 9401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 650, in Beverly Hills. Public parking is available beside the Montage (first 2 hours free), and there is also paid parking underneath our building.

Ro RSVP, please send a confirming email to:  facialparalysisfound@gmail.com.  If you have questions, please contact group leader Lisa McKinley at 765-621-6416.

Online Support Group Offerings


Join us for “Get Connected” – our spring series of online, interactive support group meetings!  This is a time when participants can share their personal experiences and support others dealing with facial paralysis.   Here is our upcoming schedule:

Wednesday, April April 26th, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST – Facial Paralysis in the Public Eye & on Social Media – with host Brian Apprille

Please click here to register for this session:

Wednesday, May 31st, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST – Open Forum on Facial Paralysis Issues

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting.  We can host up to 6 group attendees on live feed.  If you would like to join the meeting via webcam, please let us know during registration.

We hope you will join us and “Get Connected”!


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