Very superstitious, writings on the wall,
Very superstitious, ladders ’bout to fall
— Stevie Wonder
Friday the 13th has long been considered an unlucky day, but the good news is, there is only one instance of this day occurring this year, on May 13.
The origin of this superstition is shrouded in ancient legend and mystery, but nonetheless there is a modern, scientific name for the fear of this day: paraskevidekatriaphobia. Try to say that ten times fast!
While there is no reason to believe these old tales, some people really do believe that unfortunate events, like slipping on a wet floor or a banana peel, are most likely to take place on Friday the 13th.
The antidote to bad luck this day
But there’s no need to fear. Our special fall prevention aids are here!
Offset any bad luck with our Posey Fall Management Socks. With the specially designed slip-resistant rubber tread of these comfortable socks, you can use science to defeat superstition. Technically speaking, the Posey Fall Management Socks utilize the scientific principle of kinetic friction to prevent slipping on problematic surfaces.
Another tool against bad luck
Another useful aid for preventing falls is our Standers 30 Inch Safety Bed Rail, which slips easily under your bed. It provides an extra level of support to hold onto when getting into and out of bed.
Both of these products — the Posey Fall Management Socks and the Standers 30 Inch Safety Bed Rail — are useful for people with low balance ability or for anyone else who wants to take an extra step toward safety… on Friday the 13th or any other day of the year!
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