News from United Rehabilitation Services


Focus on URS!

Thanks to our dear friend Kim Faris, at Hot Country B945, for this wonderful interview with Dennis Grant, URS Executive Director.

The Region’s only “spider cage” lands at URS!

URS provides outpatients physical, occupational, and speech therapies to 1,000 children and adults each year.  URS prides itself on being the region’s leader of specialized therapy services. Our clinic recently added a new therapy modality, the Universal Exercise Unit (UEU), also known as a “spider cage.”  The UEU includes a system of pulleys, weights, and […]

Helping to Create a City of Learners

United Rehabilitation Services is proud to be part of the City of Dayton and Mayor Nan Whaley’s initiative to create a City of Learners. The City of Dayton is striving to “become a city that invests in its children, a city that recognizes that nothing will be right, nothing truly great and lasting can be […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Christe

“We change the world a little each day with our kindness” – Tom Giaquinto Christe is a Pharmacist at the Target in Huber Heights and volunteered at URS for the first time this past May through Target Cares Day.  This volunteer experience motivated her to become a regular volunteer at URS.  She comes in every […]

Jackie & Charlie Hazell named Grand Marshals!

2014 Kettering Holiday At Home Grand Marshal Mr. Charlie Hazell and Ms. Jackie Hazell My brother, Charlie Hazell, 54 years old, has lived in Kettering his entire life. He was born with Cerebral Palsy and not expected to live past the age of 2 years old. He attended Gorman and Grace A. Greene schools and […]

Innovative New Product: Shock-Absorbing Wheels for Wheelchairs!

This story is so neat we had to share! From the Friendship Circle Blog It is commonly said, “you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.” However, when Israeli farmer Gilad Wolf broke his pelvis in 2008, he set out to do just that. He was not going to let his crops shrivel up and go […]

Danny and the Jewel-Fruit Forest Saga

Many times when we are working to enhance the lives of the children and adults with disabilities who receive services from URS, our lives are changed as well. Some of our most exciting moments are seeing our clients reach their goals and achieve their dreams. Danny Wheeler is a great example of this. Danny worked […]

Harrigan’s 5K Run has Growing Following

Article from the Dayton Daily News Posted: 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 BY BETH ANSPACH – CONTRIBUTING WRITER Devoted to their community, Harrigan’s 5K Run volunteers Dean and Sue Hertert of Kettering began their lives in charitable work before they even moved to the Dayton area, while living in Pennsylvania. “Dean’s best friend in […]

Just A Typewriter??????

The incredible story about a talented man with Cerebral Palsy going against all odds and creating beautiful artwork from….Just A Typewriter! He lived at Rose Haven Nursing Home (Roseburg, OR) for years. Paul Smith, the man with extra ordinary talent was born on September 21, 1921, with severe cerebral palsy. Not only had Paul beaten the odds […]