A joint venture between two developers of senior housing has filed permit applications to develop two “memory-care” facilities, one in Wells and the other in Brunswick, the companies said Monday.

Portland-based Sandy River Co. and the Northbridge Cos. of Burlington, Massachusetts, said the two communities will carry the Avita brand, “the venture’s signature assisted living platform focusing on quality care and meaningful programming.”

In fall 2013, the venture opened Avita of Stroudwater at 320 Spring St. in Westbrook, which now serves about 60 families and has created more than 70 permanent jobs, it said. Avita of Stroudwater features a variety of amenities for residents, including a salon and barbershop, computer lab, screen porches, social and recreational programs, assistance with personal care, and a locally sourced menu. There are two additional Avita communities in Needham and Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Each of the proposed Avita memory care communities in Wells and Brunswick will offer programs and amenities similar to the others.

In Wells, the venture intends to develop a 60-unit Avita facility on a parcel adjacent to York Hospital and Wells Junior High School. In Brunswick, it intends to develop a 60-unit facility on a 14-acre site at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, now known as Brunswick Landing. The venture hopes to open both facilities in fall 2016.

Memory care facilities offer services tailored to residents with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Common features include 24-hour supervision, medication management and secure areas to prevent residents from wandering away.

“My partners and I have been serving seniors in New England for over 25 years; with the growing aging population, it became apparent to us that we needed a better environment for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias,” Northbridge President Wendy Nowokunski said in a news release. “Traditional assisted living often doesn’t cater to the special needs of someone with memory loss, and with lack of other options many times we saw those with memory loss going to a nursing home.”

Northbridge Corporate Director of Marketing Jennifer Hastings said the company prides itself on being transparent about the total cost of living at its communities. At Avita of Stroudwater, the monthly cost of residency starts at $6,800 for a private unit and $6,300 for a shared unit, she said.

The cost includes three meals a day, housekeeping and laundry services, utilities excluding phone and cable TV, transportation, medical assistance, personal care services and all social and recreational programs, Hastings said.

“We wanted to create a safe, home-like environment where residents with memory loss can continue to live meaningful lives with the right support and care,” Nowokunski said. “This is why we created Avita. I am proud to say we have three communities where over 200 residents and their families have joined our Avita family. We look forward to bringing Avita to Wells and Brunswick residents and families.”