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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

Pacific Northwest Support Group – Saturday, Oct. 21st – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Our special guest will be Carson Barenborg, founder and editor-in-chief of Beauty with Paralysis, a makeup and beauty blog. Carson will be sharing about her personal journey with facial paralysis, and then demonstrating makeup tips and suggestions to improve facial symmetry and appearance. There will be time to ask questions, socialize and network following Carson’s demonstration.

This support group meeting will be held at The Grant House, 1101 Officers Row, in Vancouver, Washington.

To RSVP, please send an email to support group leader, Barbara Pasternacki, at facialparalysisgroupnw@gmail.com.

Online Support Group Offerings


Join us for “Get Connected” – our 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:

Thursday, July 27th, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. PST – “Communication Issues in Facial Paralysis.” Our guest moderator will be Dr. Kathleen Bogart, Professor of Psychology, and a frequent lecturer on non-verbal communication skills for persons with facial paralysis.

Please click here to register for this session:

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!