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

Facial Paralysis Support Group Meetings

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

Saturday, April 21st at 10:30 a.m. – Beverly Hills Meeting with Dr. Babak Azizzadeh

Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh will join us as our guest speaker for the morning. He will lead an open discussion on evaluating the different facial paralysis treatment options available to you, and deciding on the best time to proceed. Be sure to bring your questions for Dr. Azizzadeh!

We will also take time for sharing and networking within the group, and light refreshments will be provided.
This meeting will take place at 9401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 650 in Beverly Hills. (at the corner of Wilshire and Canon, in the 9401 Building). There is public parking available in the garage beside the Montage Hotel, with the first two hours free. There is also paid parking underneath the building.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by email to: facialparalysisfound@gmail.com. If you have questions, you may contact group leader, Lisa McKinley, at 765-641-6416.

For persons outside of the LA area, Dr. Azizzadeh and the group will be live on Facebook for the first half hour (10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.) to answer questions from persons online! You can email your questions in advance to: facialparalysisfound@gmail.com.

We hope you will join us for this informative meeting!


Online Support Group Offerings

Join us for “Get Connected” – our series of online, interactivesupport group meetings! This is a time when participants can share their personal experiences and support others dealing with facial paralysis. Here’s our schedule:
Thursday, April 5th, at 7:00 p.m. PST – “The Social and Professional Effects of Facial Paralysis.” Sociologist and facial paralysis researcher Dr. Faye Wachs will join us to discuss the social and professional effects of facial paralysis in our everyday lives. Dr. Wachs has spent the last two years interviewing persons with facial paralysis, and will share her findings, along with tips for coping.

Please click here to register:


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!